This Gibson L-7 is among the last of the cutaway L-7s with the L-7P model designation, and is one of only 97 made in 1949. While the guitar shows clear cut play wear, it is completely free of cracks, breaks or repairs. The finish shows various scratches and dings, but is all original. The guitar was recently refretted and PLEK'd by the reknown luthier Joe Glaser for optimum playability. The bridge has room for adjustment either up or down, as the player desires. The top is made of handcarved, quartersawn spruce demonstrating an abundance of medullary rays and the back and sides are made of solid figured maple. The C-shaped neck is 3-ply with a center walnut strip between maple layers. The back of the headstock has a factory stinger painted on it. The fingerboard and bridge are Brazilian rosewood. The bridge and tailpiece appear original, while the tuners are vintage single line, single ring Kluson Deluxe examples.
The guitar has that great Gibson archtop tone one would expect, and sounds fantastic amplified with the unlabled floating mini-humbucker. The electronics are 100% pickguard mounted, making it possible to remove it just by removing one single screw, if one would like for it to be as open as possible acoustically, or swap out another assembly.
Weight - 6.0 pounds with pickup assembly, 5.6 pounds without.
Nut width - 1.68 inches
1st fret neck depth - 0.93 inches
10th fret neck depth - 0.99 inches
The guitar comes with a brown lifton case with pink lining. The case shows wear with some structural repair that is very solid. The case is solid with all working latches, hinges, and handle. The cloth lid stay is intact and solid.
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