Gibson LG2 (1943)

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Description

Simply put, this amazing 1943 Gibson LG2 is the finest example of the model we've had in the shop. Produced early in the model's timeline, this exceptionally clean guitar features Mahogany back & sides, triple-bound Spruce top with firestripe pickguard, chunky, one-piece Mahogany neck and Gibson's storied "Banner" headstock logo. It's entirely original, save for a cleanly executed neck reset and replacement nut (one could argue this feature is an upgrade, since the new one is more artfully crafted than many original Gibson nuts). Original finish throughout, which still retains its factory luster. The setup is outstanding; and its full-feeling C-shaped neck plays wonderfully under tension of light gauge strings. Sound? Tone? Forget about it. What more could you ask of an LG2? It performs beautifully (as you'd expect) when fingerpicked and flatpicked aggressively, but also boasts a warm, sweet tone for country vocal accompaniment and -- dare we say it? -- jazzy chord melody. Have a listen as Eduardo Mercuri plays it in the video herein! Priced with non-original hard case.

Specs

  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Spruce top
  • Triple-bound soundboard
  • Sunburst finish 
  • Firestripe pickguard
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge & fingerboard
  • 1 3/4" nut width (measures exactly 1 24/32")
  • 2 5/32" string spacing
  • 24 7/8" Scale length

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