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Gibson c. 1947 L-5 "Advanced Body" Natural/Blonde Archtop Acoustic Guitar - USED

$ 17,000.00

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This used Gibson circa 1947 L-5 "Advanced Body" Natural/Blonde Archtop Acoustic Guitar is in excellent condition, is all-original, and includes:

  • Year: c. 1947
  • Serial #99486
  • Top: Carved Solid Spruce, 5-Ply Binding on Top
  • Back and Sides: Carved Solid Figured Maple, Triple-Bound Back
  • Neck: 3-Piece Solid Maple with Mahogany Strip
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Pointed End, 5-Ply Binding
  • F-Holes: Bound
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"
  • 17" Wide Body
  • Top Bracing: Parallel, Solid, Hand Carved
  • Bridge: Adjustable
  • Finish: Natural, "Blonde"
  • Tuners: Individual Kluson, Gold with Pearloid Buttons
  • Tailpiece: Wider, Gold Plated with Silver Insert, Art Deco Style, Engraved with "L5", and 8-Pointed Star Surrounding Hole at Bottom for Allen Wrench Tension Adjustment
  • Pickguard: Pearloid, Raised, Multi-Bound
  • Peghead: Wider (Non-Snakehead) Blackface with 5-Ply Binding, Pearl Flowerpot and Gold Script "Gibson" Logo Inlay
  • Truss Rod Cover
  • Inlay on Fingerboard: 8 Mother of Pearl Rectangles, Black Side Dot Position Markers
  • Hardshell Case Included

This Advanced Body L-5 is in excellent shape with minimal finish checking and a few minor cosmetic nicks.  One hole on side where input jack had previously been installed. Recently gone over, new strings and set-up.

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