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This is a beautiful playing 1953 Gibson L-7 with level original frets and perfect action.  It has the loud, punchy, strong mid-range tone of a classic parallel-braced 17-inch Gibson archtop. This is one of those that can excel at either backing a band or solo/chord-melody work.


The guitar is in excellent conditon with no crack or structural repairs.  There is one small area of replaced/reglued binding on the back, upper bout, and a small chip in the binding of the headstock, as shown in the photos.  Otherwise, the original finish is in beautiful condition with only a few scattered nicks and dings.  The tuners have been replaced with new Kluson Deluxe tuners, matching the style/look of the originals.  The hand carved, tap tuned top responds beautifully.  The back and sides are made of flamed maple.  The neck is maple with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard.  The bridge is the original Brazilian rosewood one.


The guitar came to us with a very high quality Reunion Blues gig bag.  The buyer can have the choice of this bag or a modern Epiphone Broadway hardshell case in excellent condition.


Ships free in the continental United States.  We also ship worldwide.  Contact us for international rates.

SOLD - 1953 Gibson L-7 Acoustic Archtop - Sunburst

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