1948 Gibson L-7C
Serial Number: A14750
Showing off a weather checked finish, this Gibson L-7C archtop looks and is finely aged. Being player ready and collector worthy, this is a beauty either way.
Overall this guitar is in great playing condition with a body that fits anybody just fine. There are some dings and dents that can be seen in pictures, but it happens with 70 year old guitars. The crack on the top extending off of the f-hole was professionally cleated and has no effect on play.
The straight "U" shaped Mahogany neck is solid and very playable. The strings are at a perfect height for effortless playing. The rosewood fingerboard does have some shallow pits going up the neck no further than the 9th fret. The frets themselves are in great condition with light play wear. The head stock has considerable wear where the binding has been chipped off just above the "G" machine head.
The aged Maple top, back, and sides really provide this guitar with projecting tone. There is 70 years of player wear riddled all over. Just a bit of light buckle rash on the back side. The pickguard is original, but has a considerable bend/dip in the middle. The trapeze tailpiece has been repaired and is pictured.
The original trapeze tailpiece was professionally repaired. The vintage Gibson tuners are all functional. The "G" machine head has a slight bend in the shaft.
Original Gibson Hard Case does have where along seems at the head stock as well as on the bottom where it meets the side by rear latch. (as seen in photographs)