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Gibson L50 For Sale for £1499.00

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User Octave0591 Category Acoustic Guitars
Manufacturer Gibson Location Bucks
Model L50 Viewed 91 times
Date Listed 11-Mar-2018 Price £1499.00 or nearest offer
Circa 1942 Gibson L50 for sale...
A piece of Gibson history,built during the early part of WW11,due to the critical wartime metal shortage,Gibson had to essentially produce a guitar using as little metal as possible.
This guitar features a carved one piece flame maple back and sides.
Adirondack Spruce Top,
Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays.
Original Brazilian rosewood bridge.
Pre-war pearl inlay logo that were in use from the late 1930's,these were replaced with paint or silk screen logo's by the war,which would suggest a very early wartime model.
Non adjustable truss rod and wood bar in tailpiece due to the critical wartime metal shortage.Guitars from the wartime period rarely have a FON number,however,a sequence number is visible through the F-hole in red pencil,this guitar is numbered '18'.
The original tuners are included in the sale,the lower four tuners are original to the guitar,being three on a strip with press fit gears due to the machine screw shortage during the war,the upper two tuners appeared to have been replaced at some point during its history.
Installed on the guitar are Stew Mac Era Restoration tuners which are historically accurate using the screw replacements,these have a higher gear ratio to ensure accurate and stable tuning.
The original bushings remain on the guitar.
The guitar has had a light overspray to preserve the original finish which had just begun to flake,particularly on the lower bout,the entire guitar,has been buffed and hand polished,giving a deep sheen to the finish.
Professionally set up and the frets redressed,a loose brace was repaired,and the guitar is now fully structurally sound,the body wood and bindings are all intact,plus the neck is good with slight relief.
It comes with its original tailpiece,the 50's Framus pick up can be easily removed with no risk of damage to the top if not required,and you want to convert it back to the original,it features a low action,strung with flat wound 11's and plays like a dream,the fat neck is comfortable for any style from blues to jazz and classical,buy yourself a piece of Gibson history,comes with a decent Gator hardcase,price is sale only.