We're happy to welcome this great-sounding 1934 Gibson L-00 to inventory! While it's true there's some variety in the sound of individual Gibson flattops, we find early 1930's L-00 models to be consistently great. They're lightly constructed, yet powerful-feeling at the same time -- the ideal guitar for a fingerstyle player who wants a dry sounding, responsive guitar, but also wants to be able to dig in with a pick and produce big, round sounding notes. This instrument is a great example of what all us vintage guitar junkies are after ~ one that's been well-played, but also well-maintained. There's not a whole lot to say as it relates to condition here. You'll certainly find plenty of lacquer checking and normal dings and scratches associated with nearly 90 years of regular use. (There are mildly pronounced lines in this guitar's three-piece top which may look like cracks but are not.) The structure and all internal components are original. Luthier Ken Fallon recently set the guitar up (and it's playing beautifully); and aside from minor tweaks, there isn't much evidence of a repair history herein. Overall? A dynamite L-00 for anyone looking to add a vintage Gibson to their quiver. Priced with TKL hard case.
- Model: L-00
- Materials: Mahogany back & sides, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
- Finish: Original lacquer, with expected checking
- Neck Shape: Full-feeling soft V
- Hardware: Original
- Measurements: 1 3/4" Nut width, 24 7/8" Scale, 2 3/8" String spacing
- Case: TKL hardshell