|Comments||Here is a lovely 1960 Gibson LG-1 Sunburst with an L.R. Baggs pickup installed.|
The LG-1 was introduced in 1942, along with the LG-2 and LG-3. However, the demands of World War 2 almost immediately stopped the production of the LG-1 and LG-3, and they were re-introduced in 1945. In its first release, the LG-1 had a brown top finish, but received a sunburst finish after the war. Production ended in 1974.
This example is in great playing condition, with lots of natural lacquer checking. Great sound, great looks, and fun to play!
Serial NumberR 6725 33, built during 1960 at Gibson’s Kalamazoo plant.Pricing$1,799.00 CAD with orginal cardboard case.NeckMahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl dot position markers.FretsSome wear, particularly in the lower positions.BodyMahogany body with ladder-braced spruce top. There is a repaired crack running along the treble edge of the fingerboard tag. Rosewood bridge with mother of pearl dots covering the locating (and support) bolts.FinishOriginal gloss sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish with lots of natural lacquer checking.Hardware/electronicsOriginal Kluson strip tuners with creme plastic buttons. There is some corrosion on one of the gear bodies and the buttons are somewhat worn. L.R. Baggs pickup added to the inside of the top, with the battery bag accessible through the soundhole, and an endpin jack installed. Plastic nut and saddle.Playability/ActionPlays well and cleanly at a normal action height.CaseOriginal fibre (cardboard) case included.
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