Vintage 1929 Gibson L3 Archtop Acoustic Guitar w/ Original Case Sunburst. Right now, you are looking at an absolutely stunning and rare guitar. This is the 1929 Gibson L3! Introduced in 1902 and discontinued in 1933, the L3 is one of the rarer Gibson archtops. Gibson's unique carved body guitars were a revolutionary innovation, with their arched soundboards and backs, tailpiece and bridge construction, the instruments were specifically designed for steel strings, and produced greatly increased volume and projection over the diminutive parlor guitars of the day.
Featuring hand-carved bookmatched solid spruce top, solid bookmatched maple back and sides, and a one piece mahogany neck, and a bound ebony fingerboard. Mother of pearl "The Gibson" headstock logo and fingerboard inlays. Just over 3 lbs, it's extremely light weight with its finely carved parallel-braced soundboard offering remarkable clarity, definition, and headroom. At the same time, the round port produces a uniquely mellow and resonant tone, with a but more sustain and lower midrange response than later "F-hole" guitars.
It weighs 3 lbs 5 oz. The scale length is 25", and the nut width is 1.76". The serial number is 87693, dating this gorgeous guitar to 1929.
There is one extremely well-repaired top crack, and the center seam, both shown in the photos. Overall, in great condition especially for being a 90 year old guitar. Just professionally set up, the neck is straight, the frets are clean, and the action is just below 3/32 at the 12th fret. It includes its original hardshell case.
The item "Vintage 1929 Gibson L3 Archtop Acoustic Guitar with Original Case Sunburst" is in sale since Sunday, December 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "wolfnsx" and is located in Hicksville, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.