1 of 54 shipped in 1951, this Gibson L-7N archtop combines the clear and focused power of a long-scale Gibson hollowbody archtop with the unique and rare "Double McCarty" pickup configuration - a wonderful electric archtop that plays both roles quite well.
What To Know
This wonderful sounding and playing 1951 Gibson L-7N just in! These solid wood archtop acoustics offer tremendous volume and clarity with their 17" body and 25 1/2" scale length. Mated with the rare "Double McCarty" pickup/pickguard assembly, it offers both a satisfying acoustic experience with some electric flavor worked in.
The full C neck carve is fantastic in-hand, and playability is great with a recent refret and replaced nut. The McCarty pickups offer a tone similar to Dearmond pickups of a similar vintage, with the ability to blend neck and bridge pickups to taste. A modern 1/4" jack has replaced the original screw-on jack that these were typically outfitted with, and some contact wear is present in that area. Not without various nicks, dings, and surface scratches, it still remains in Very Good overall condition with a wonderfully aged aesthetic.
Although not as appointed and appreciated as the L-5, the L-7 offers top-tier tone that Golden Era Gibsons are known for.
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