This is a late 1930's Gibson L-00 the presence of a back binding would suggest it was made after 1936. It has a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides in a lovely tobacco sunburst and the original fire stripe pickguard.
It has survived these past eight decades remarkably well. With its medium-low action, It's a nice guitar to play. It has a comfortable fat 50's Gibson neck. The top nut is 45mm. The string spacing is 39mm at the top nut and 56mm at the 12th fret. It's also super light weighing just 3.15Lb.
The neck has been re-finished in the past and this has been done with a clear lacquer, but it's smooth and playable. The back of the headstock has a small "made in the USA" stamp indicating that it was an export model possibly to Canada. There is also a strap buttonhole that has been filled and lacquered.
This guitar produces a punchy full tone, with great projection and balance. It picks and strums well. This guitar is incredibly responsive and dynamic. Great bass and sparkling highs. It is truly exceptional in this department and will not disappoint.
There is evidence on the guitar's top below the bridge that suggests a tailpiece was fitted in the past. There are also three filled holes that have been lacquered over on the base of the body. The Brazillian Rosewood bridge has been shaved down and tapered, The fingerboard is very nice with no significant wear or divot free. There is plenty of life left in the frets.
The body is lovely with no cracks or signs of any repairs, the overall finish is excellent and it is much nicer than other examples from this period.
A very nice small-bodied vintage acoustic sold with an old quality hard case that fits this guitar well.
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