Why We Love This
Built by Gibson during the Great Depression and marketed through Montgomery Ward, this Carson Robison is a pared down L-00, much like the Kalamazoo KG-14. Originally ladder-braced, this one was expertly converted by luthier, Dave Sheppard, to a scalloped X-brace top. Dave has done this to dozens of off-brand Gibsons, successfully elevated their tone and stability while maintaining the key aspects of the guitar that make them so sought-after: thin finish, red spruce tops and super light construction. This example of is in very fine condition with good playability and that dry, woody, bluesy tone much sought after in early Gibsons. While not quite on the level of a 30's L-00, it's got hints and at a much more affordable price. Priced with semi-hard, foam-shelled case.