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1952 Gibson L-7N

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Serial #: A-11770

Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Finish: Sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Hand-carved solid spruce top; solid figured maple back; three-piece maple neck; rounded Venetian cutaway; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram mother of pearl inlays; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Original hardware includes Kluson Deluxe tuners with single ring tulip keys, Gibson compensated adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge, nickel triple paralellogram L-7 tailpiece. Five-ply bound swirl tortoise pickguard.

Notes: The blonde Gibson L-7 model was produced between 1940 and 1956, and was constructed with the same body size, bracing and scale length to its costly cousin, the L-5. Natural finished examples were generally a fraction of the sunbursts produced, and the sales force priced the blondes at a premium accordingly. The year this stunning specimen was crafted, only 17 blonde L-7's rolled off the line, total.

Maintained immaculately since purchase, the instrument shows all original deeply ambered natural blonde finish, with no cracks, pick, or thumbwear, and shows only very light normal checking. At a featherweight 5lb. 6oz., the guitar cradles effortlessly in the arms, with excellent balance and resonance.The neck is straight, with a gently rounded profile, the action is smooth and low over fine original fretwork, and the tailpiece has been soundly reinforced years ago. The voice is rich and forward, with excellent clarity and projection, and an appealing woodiness. A rare find, in magnificent condition, proof positive that blondes really do have more fun.

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished as needed; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Deluxe black plush lined hardshell case. 
























































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