1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar

1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar

1935 Gibson L-12 Archtop Acoustic Guitar

Regular price €6.911,95
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This is a fantastic playing and sounding example of a early "Advanced" 17 inch Gibson archtop guitar. In the Gibson lineup, the L-12 was just below the flagship L-5. In 1935, they increased the size of their archtops across the board to compete with Epiphone and keep up with the demand for louder guitars to be used in a big band context. These early examples were X braced which gives them a more delicate, refined tone that works wonderfully with a softer touch or even fingerstyle. In 1939, Gibson changed from X bracing to parallel bracing on their archtops. It has a unique dry, woody tone that can't be replicated by any modern instrument.   Structurally, the instrument is in excellent condition with no cracks on the top or back. The sides show a few minor repairs, and the pickguard has two plugged holes. The neck angle is perfect and the neck was recently refretted so it plays easily without buzzing. There is a very old light overspray on the body which can be removed if desired since it has not bonded with the original nitrocellulose underneath. It comes in a beautiful tweed Geib case that is worth quite a bit on its own. All in all, this an inspiring package for the player looking for the early jazz/western swing sound with modern playability.

Overview

Year: 1935

Brand: Gibson

Model: L-12

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Condition: Excellent

Originality: Light overspray, reproduction tuners, 30's tailpiece.

Repairs: Small repaired side cracks

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$95 shipping on all instruments within the continental US.

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We want you to be completely satisfied with your new instrument. All purchases come with a 48 hour approval period. If for any reason you don't want to keep your guitar, just let us know within this period and send it back in the original packaging. Customer will be responsible for return shipping costs.

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