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This Gibson L-7 is one that I have turned over to my shop from my personal collection, which contains the finest guitars that I have ever played.
This L-7 appears to be in original condition with a replacement pickguard, and is a wonderful example of the early "advanced" 17" archtops made by Gibson during the transitional period where they tried X-bracing on their new line of larger archtops. It was also made during the window pane inlay period. I love these inlays, for the additional level of fine craftsmanship they add to the guitar. The neck is one piece mahogany with a Brazilian rosewood fretboard. The top is Adirondack spruce, and the back and sides are flamed maple. The finish shows light checking and there is a stable, repaired center seam crack on the top. The finish is mostly gone on the neck from play wear.
This guitar has the typical attributes of an X-braced archtop, including a smoother attack, longer sustain, and overall sweeter tone, when compared to a similar parallel braced guitar. The tone is especially good for solo chord-melody playing.
The action is excellent, and all notes ring clearly. The frets are somewhat worn, but do not affect the superb playablility of the guitar. The bridge has room for adjustment, both up and down.
Nut width - 1 11/16"
Weight - 5 lb 14 oz
The guitar comes with a 1970s Gibson archtop hard shell case.
We offer a pre-shipment ToneRite treatment prior to shipping, if requested.
All of our guitars receive a thorough, professional inspection and are guaranteed to arrive in the condition described and photographed.
SOLD - 1937 Gibson L-7 - Sunburst - VIDEO DEMO