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1956 Gibson LG-2
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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.
Hardware: Original hardware includes black contoured pickguard, pearl dot Brazilian rosewood bridge, original bone nut, adjustable truss rod. Vintage correct hand antiqued nickel Kluson Deluxe tuners.
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. 14 oz, this instrument is a delight to hold, and deeply resonant. Offered by the original purchaser, the instrument is exceedingly well cared for, showing no cracks, and only light playwear and checking for an instrument of its vintage. The neck has the classic full C profile, with smooth low action over fine original narrow fretwork in excellent condition, and a particularly figured Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. A vibrant player, with the clear, full-throttle voice only decades of age and play can bestow.
Case: Deluxe arched 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.