The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

SOLD!!! 1937 Gibson L-12 Archtop Guitar

Price: CDN $4500
US Price: US $3583.66
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Vintage
Consignment
SOLD
S/N: 94246, built during 1937 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Introduced in 1930, the Gibson L-12 archtop guitar became a workhorse for many big-band guitarists in the days before amplification became common and required. Originally using a 16-inch wide body, in 1935 the body grew to 17 inches, and between 1935 and 1939 the top carried an X brace.


This lovely example of the Gibson L-12 was built during 1937 at the historic Kalamazoo, Michigan plant. It is in overall good condition with expected lacquer checking, but it has no damage and no repairs. Mostly original, the pickguard appears to be a later addition with original binding added. The original case has long ago disappeared, but we can supply a new case.

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