1959 Gibson LG-1

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Summary: The Gibson LG-1 was an immensely popular small-body flat top guitar. These LG models, with a few wartime exceptions, featured Sitka Spruce tops paired with Mahogany for the sides, back, and neck, with Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. This LG-1 is an excellent example of a 50’s Gibson acoustic that plays great and sounds even better.

Body: Bound Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany back/sides.

Neck: Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard, 25.75” scale length. 1.670” nut width, pearl inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Kluson Deluxe tuning keys, tortoise pickguard, Rosewood bridge, bone nut/saddle.

Cosmetics: This guitar show wear that is consistent with an instrument from the 50’s. It has beautiful checking on the body, neck, and headstock. There are a couple chips in the finish on the back of the headstock (See Photos Please). The edge of the fingerboard shows regular signs of wear on a vintage instrument. The pickguard has regular signs of wear. Overall, this guitar is great shape for an instrument from the 50’s.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 1’s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and 2down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 3.970 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in the original hard shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.