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1951 Gibson LG-2

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FON#: 9293-7

Body size at lower bout: 14" Sides at deepest taper: 4 1/4" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut width: 1 11/16"

Materials: Solid spruce top; Honduras mahogany back and sides and neck; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge; mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays; 3-ply top binding, small teardrop tortoise pickguard.

Hardware: All original hardware includes open back cream button tuners, pearl dot Brazilian rosewood bridge with bone saddle and black pins, original nut, adjustable truss rod.

Notes: One of Gibson's most popular flat top guitars, the LG-2 made its debut in 1942 and remained in the catalog for the next 20 years, until it was re-christened as the B-25 in 1962. Together with its blonde counterpart, the LG-3, these two models were the only smaller Gibson flat tops of their era built with an X-braced soundboard. With its ultra-light construction, tall skinny braces, and stiff resonant soundboard, the LG-2 combines compact size with jumbo guitar projection and sustain.

At a featherweight 3 lb. 8 oz, this instrument is simply astounding to hold, and astonishing to play: the sound simply jumps from the body. Well played and well cared for, the guitar has the checking of an old veteran in it's all-original Cremona sunburst finish. The guitar shows no cracks or major patches of pick, buckle or thumbwear, just some honest scattered playwear for an instrument of its vintage.

A delight to hold and play, the neck has a notably contemporary gentle C profile, with smooth low action over fine original narrow fretwork in excellent condition. A vibrant player, with the clear, full-throttle voice only decades of age and play can bestow.

Case: Original Gibson fiber case.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings.


































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