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1947 Gibson L7 Vintage Archtop a Sweetheart

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-10-28)
Price : US $1,406.



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This is a fine 1947 Gibson L7. As you can see from the pictures, it has its share of road wear but this guitar sounds great and plays wonderfully. It has been recently refretted, so the frets are great. There have been some minor repairs to the binding. The tuners have been replaced, but the originals will be included with the guitar. I put on a shorter bridge to get the action low, but will include the original. You can see from the pictures that there was a crack on the front. It has been glued and was perfectly stable all the time I have had the guitar. The neck angle is a little low, but personally, I wouldn't do a neck set because the neck joint is rock solid, the action is great, but above all, the guitar sounds wonderful and I wouldn't want to mess with its response by changing the bridge pressure on the top. The detail photos make the damage look more pronounced than it looks in real life. The gallery picture gives the most accurate impression of the overall look of this guitar. Now to the good news. A very knowledgable archtop dealer and I did a blind listening test comparing this guitar to two archtops by well known contemporary builders. The dealer chose this L7 as his favorite of the three. It has that vintage warmth, but has great articulation and projection. It isn't at all wooly if you know what I mean. It rings. The original owner clearly loved this guitar and played the daylights out of it. I have never seen a fretboard like this one, sculpted in both directions from being played so much (although it feels normal because it was levelled for the fret job). When you find a vintage guitar that has been played this much, ther


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-10-28)



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