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❌NO LONGER AVAILABLE❌ Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1968


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The Gibson L7 dates back to its 1932 introduction as a lower cost but professional grade instrument, and became the L7-C cutaway model in 1948. For many players, it was a workhorse instrument and was found on many bandstands. Its production run ended in 1972, but it was revived from 2002 to 2013.

This Gibson L7-C, a non-electric, acoustic cutaway archtop, was built during 1968 at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It features the classic 17 inch wide body with carved Spruce top and flamed Maple for the back,sides and neck, a bound headstock and Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. The back is nicely figured though the shaded finish is so dark you can’t see much of it.

The scale length is a Gibson-standard 24.75 inches, with a 1.575 inch nut width. This is typical of 1960’s Gibson necks, though on a modern Gibson L-7c the width would be 1.725 inches.

This guitar is in good original condition with light to moderate fret wear and a few small dings and marks on the finish. Lacquer checking, a completely natural event as the finish ages, is very light and overall the finish is very clean and well preserved. There is a small finish chip on the top edge between the pickguard bracket and the cutaway. Hardware includes the original Kluson tuners with plastic keystone buttons, five layer pickguard with nickel plated bracket, and the classic Gibson L7 tailpiece. A black Gibson hard shell, arched top case is included.

Price: $3,750.00 CAD
View Spec Sheet (PDF)
  • Model: L7-C
  • Year: 1968
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 896182
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 18/01/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.5lbs 2.5kg
  • Scale Length: 25.25in 641.35mm
  • Nut Width: 1.575in 40mm
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