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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.


About us: Lowe Vintage Instrument Company specializes in bringing our customers the finest vintage fretted instruments in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Since opening our storefront in downtown Burlington, North Carolina in 2014, we have been recognized by NAMM as one of the top music retailers in the world with their annual “Top 100 Dealer” award for three consecutive years. Whether you’re looking to buy your very first vintage instrument or want to sell a lifetime’s collection, we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

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Ad Number 149440
Posted: Jan 13, 2020 07:27 AM CDT

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Lowe Vintage Instrument Co.
327 S Main St.
Burlington NC 27215
United States

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