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Circa 1940 Vintage Gibson L 4 Acoustic Archtop Guitar

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-28)
Price : US $1,550.

Circa 1940 Vintage Gibson L 4 Acoustic Archtop Guitar

You are bidding on a circa 1940 Gibson L-4. The serial number which is on a white label is 968XX. It will ship in a non-original hard shell case.

This guitar is in very nice shape considering its age. The original pickguard has some sight cracking and tiny deterioration. The neck is straight and the truss rod works as intended. The neck angle is correct and the guitar plays great. The frets are original and have plenty of playing time left on them as well.

The tail piece and bridge are not original, however no extra holes were made. The original finish has some scratches but has virtually no checking. The mahogany sides and back are quite flamey but in those days Gibson stained them very dark and they are tough to see in the photos. The open back tuners work as intended...5 are identical, but one had been changed. The binding is totally intact.

If you are looking for a great playing, great sounding (loud too) acoustic archtop…this is the one.


The instrument pictured below is the instrument that you are bidding on.

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