1944 Gibson L-7
Case: Original hardshell case

This L-7 is an excellent sounding and playing war-time example! The L-7 had gone to a 17" bout almost a decade earlier, and parallel top bracing by 1939. The back and sides are beautifully flamed maple, as is the neck. The top is hand-carved spruce, and the fingerboard & bridge are both Brazilian rosewood. Wartime spec open-gear tuners have been replaced with an old closed-back set sporting a nearly-identical footprint, and the tailpiece appears to be later as well. The only other replacement piece on the guitar is the beveled-edge pickguard, most likely installed due to the original guard disintegrating. Other features include the "crown" headstock inlay, small script pearl Gibson peghead logo, and split-parallelogram fingerboard inlays. The L-7 sports a 25.5" scale and 1 11/16" nut width. Tonally, the guitar is very strong with excellent projection set up with .12's, but could easily accommodate heavier strings. Comes in the original hardshell case.


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