1941 Gibson L7 Sunburst Archtop Guitar (consignment) SOLD


Comments Today we have a very clean 1941 Gibson L7 Sunburst Archtop Guitar. This guitar comes with a copy of the original sales contract, to a young man about to go into the US Coast Guard.The Gibson L7 was introduced in 1932 as a mid-level but professional quality, full size 17 inch archtop guitar and was immediately popular. The last non-cutaway model, like this, was made in 1955.

This remarkable instrument plays very well, has been carefully maintained. It plays well and really sounds good with lots of power and projection.

Serial Number 97090, built during 1941 at the Gibson Kalamazoo, Michigan, plant.
Pricing $4,399.99 Canadian with orginal case.  SOLD
Neck Three-piece maple neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Mother of Pearl Gibson script logo and Crown inlay on larger bound headstock. 25.4 inch scale length, 1 11/16 nut width.
Frets This instrument has been refretted and there’s years of playable fret left. It’s read to to straight to a gig.
Body Full size, fully hollow L7 design body with longitudinal tone bar bracing. Carved spruce top, carved maple back, maple sides. The top and back are bound and have a black-white purfling layer.
Finish Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in remarkably good condition. Some scratches and dings but very well preserved.
Hardware/electronics Original nickel plated hardware; open tuners with oval metal buttons, rosewood adjustable bridge, nickel plated L7 tailpiece, bound faux-tortoise pickguard.
Playability/Action This guitar plays quite well, and there is plenty of room at the bridge to move the action around.
Case Original black hardshell case included.


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