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1960 Gibson L-50
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Serial #: 7652 FON#: R7737-10
Body size at lower bout: 16" Scale length: 24.9" Nut width: 1 11/16"
Materials: Solid carved flamed maple back and sides; solid carved spruce top; solid one-piece mahogany neck, solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, trapezoidal fingerboard inlays; bound back, sides, and fingerboard.
Hardware: Original hardware includes 5-ply beveled pickguard, Kluson Deluxe nickel-plated tuners, Brazilian rosewood compensated adjustable bridge. Gibson chrome trapeze tailpiece with raised diamond on crossbar.
Notes: Introduced in 1932, the Gibson L-50 model was Gibson's most popular acoustic archtop guitar for almost four decades, remaining in regular production as late as 1971. It has the same scale length and body size as the L-4 and the ES-175 models. Easy to hold and fun to play, the L-50 scale allows for faster soloing, and more accurate chording of stretch voicings. Unlike most L-50s of it's vintage, this example is notable as it is constructed with a solid maple back and sides showing handsome slab cut figure.
The guitar is in phenomenally fine original condition, with all original Cremona sunburst finish without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. At just 4lb. 14oz. the guitar is phenomenally light in weight, and notably comfy in the lap or on the strap. The voice is clear, crisp and brilliant, with volume and projection exceeding instruments of far greater size. Smooth low action with fine original medium-jumbo frets over a gentle D profile neck with generous 1 11/16" nut width. Unquestionably the best buy in an all-solid, all-carved genuine vintage Gibson archtop. 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: Original Gibson brown alligator fiber case.