This 1919 Gibson L-3 is in beautiful condition for its age.
What To Know
This 1919 Gibson L-3 is in beautiful condition for its age. Its gorgeous red-mahogany finish hasn't lost its luster at all, and its setup geometry appears largely unchanged from the way it was 104 years ago! There are two small marks on the top near the wait ~ leftover shadows from the guitar's original pickguard hardware. The bridge is a contemporary replacement, but the other structural components of the guitar are original; and it's priced with its lovely original hard case.
If you've played one of these short-scale, small-bodied archtops before, you likely know they can be sweet and punchy sounding for certain applications. But if you haven't played one, let's just say they're not everyone's workhorse, do-it-all guitar. It's also worth noting that the neck is very chunky with a pronounced "V" profile. Please feel free to reach out to us for an in-hand description if you've got any questions about this guitar's sound or condition!