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1956 Gibson L-7C
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Serial #: A-22286, orange label
Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck Depth: .90/.97: 1st/10th fret
Finish: Cremona sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.
Materials: Carved bookmatched solid spruce top; highly figured tiger-flame maple back; three-piece maple neck; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram mother of pearl inlays; solid bone nut.
Hardware: 100% original hardware includes beveled black 5-ply pickguard; Kluson Deluxe tuners with single ring tulip keys; Gibson compensated adjustable rosewood bridge, nickel Gibson trapeze tailpiece with raised parallelogram crossbar; adjustable truss rod.
Notes: We can tell this gleaming guitar was actually played a little, from a bit of thumbwear back of the first three frets. But the owner must have worn a velvet jumpsuit, because the rest of this 54 year old stunner looks just like new.
The L-7C was produced between 1949 and 1972, and is dimensionally identical to the costly L-5C. Gibson never produced this model in great quantity, and this gleaming beauty is one of only 56 examples made in its model year. An unusually pristine instrument, this L-7C is certainly one of the most meticulously maintained examples of this model we've ever seen. Unusually lightweight as well, this stunning guitar weighs in at a phenomenal 5lb 3oz, making it both delightful to hold, and powerfully resonant as well, with exceptional clarity and projection.
This instrument has a highly figured flame maple back, and a finely graduated bookmatched spruce top. All original sunburst finish is intact and in uncannily pristine condition, without cracks, pick, or buckle wear. The neck is straight, with a solid, gently rounded profile, and the action is smooth and low over fine pro fretwork, with a fresh high-precision setup.
A true 50's vintage Gibson jazzer with a magnificent voice, at a fraction of the cost of a comparable L-5, this gorgeous strummer is a true closet classic, and sounds every bit as good as she looks. One only: call now.
Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished; 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 arched black plushlined hardshell case.