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Gibson Le Grande

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Every year, I go to the MIAC trade show here in Toronto, and every year I find something special. This year the Gibson Le Grande is it!   The Le Grande, introduced in 1993,  replaces the classic Gibson Johnny Smith model, built from 1961 to 1989. 

I hand-picked this Gibson Le Grande from Yorkville Sound’s display booth. One of the all-time great archtop guitars, the Le Grande is very rarely built anymore. It is a rare treat to get one through our shop!

With its exceptional tonal depth and trademark percussive “thump”, the Gibson Le Grande fits right in with any jazz, bebop, swing or blues music. Hand-crafted in the Nashville Custom Shop, it is also a beautiful example of the hand-craftsmanship still being done at Gibson today.

To see more of Gibson’s factories, read my article about my Gibson Factory Tour.

Gibson Le Grande Archtop Electric Details: 

  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 20279001 Shown
  • Availability: Custom Order Only. Contact us for current availability and pricing.
  • Neck: Highly Figured Maple neck.
  • Fingerboard: Ebony fingerboard w/ abalone inlay.
  • Body: Carved Spruce Top, maple back and sides. Bound “F” holes.
  • Scale Length: Varies from 24.75 to 25.5 inch.
  • Nut Width: 1.71 inch, 43.49mm
  • Finish: High gloss lacquer finish in Sunburst or Natural. 
  • Pickup: BJB floating pickup,
  • Bridge: ABR-1 Bridge on Ebony base with Abalone details.
  • Tailpiece: “Finger” style trapeze tailpiece.
  • Hardware Finish: Gold Plating

  • Model: Le Grande
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst or Natural
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 20279001 Shown
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 30/05/2011

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.04lbs 3.20kg
  • Scale Length: 644mm 25.4in
  • Nut Width: 43.39mm 1.71in
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