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1953 Gibson LG-2

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FON#: Y6996-15

Body size at lower bout: 14" Sides at endblock: 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, nickel Kluson Deluxe tuners, bone nut, adjustable truss rod, pearl dot rosewood bridge with bone saddle.

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. 10 oz, this instrument is simply astounding to hold, and astonishing to play: the sound simply jumps from the body. The guitar has the tapered headstock, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, teardrop pickguard, and X-braced soundboard, making this model a favorite among players today.

With the open, brilliant voice of tonewood over six decades years old, this instrument has volume and projection many larger guitars would envy. Maintained in fine shape, this handsome guitar has all original gleaming Cremona sunburst finish remarkably free of pick, thumb or fingerboard wear. The Brazilian rosewood bridge is fitted with a compensated bone saddle for enhanced intonation, and appears to have been replaced some time ago. A single short hairline crack on the back has been soundly resealed and cleated, and a small jack hole in the side filled and spot finished.

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

Case: Deluxe plush lined hardshell 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 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings.

































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