Gibson LC Century of Progress 12 Fret HG Conversion 1937

+ $250.99AUD Shipping
This seller is open to offers

30-Day Return Policy

Enjoy peace of mind with your new gear

Shipped From
The Fellowship of Acoustics
Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Joined Reverb
Reverb Protection

Buy with Confidence – Reverb Protection has you covered

  • Live support from an expert team of musicians
  • Simple and straightforward returns
  • A safe community for finding the gear you want

About This Listing

The 'Century of progress' event was a special international exhibition that took place in 1933 in Chicago in the middle of the Great Depression and commemorated the 100 years that had elapsed since Chicago's incorporation in 1833. The 1933 to 1934 Century of Progress exhibition attracted an unbelievable number of 48 million visitors.

Gibson, seeking to capitalize on this event, focussed on the exhibition's emphasis on scientific progress and unveiled two instruments which both were decorated with the new material "pearloid", a celluloid plastic which had the look of pearl.

The HG was the 'Hawaiian' variant of the L models, and was set up for slide guitar playing. This guitar, however, has been converted which means the bridge and nut have been altered, making it look more like the LC model and making it suitable for 'normal' playing styles.

It has a repaired center seam crack and shows the traces of age like weatherchecking, small scratches and lacquer chips. In good condition and comes in a newer hardshell case with TFOA passport.

Specifications Body Shape: LC Finish: Sunburst Dimensions: Width: 375 mm - 14.76"
Depth: 110 mm - 4.33" Body Material: Solid Maple Top Material: Solid Spruce Bracing: Non Scalloped X-Bracing

Body Details:

Tortoise Pickguard, Cream Binding Neck Material:


Neck Profile: V Fingerboard Material: Pearloid Fingerboard Radius: 12" Neck Details: Rosewood/Pearl Diamond Inlay, Cream Binding, Pearloid Headstock Overlay Nutwidth: 49,4 mm - 1.94 Scale Length: 632 mm - 24.9" String spacing: 60 mm - 2.36" Bridge: Rosewood Tuners: Three-On-A-Plate Pickup: None Condition: Good Tech Notes: None Travels in: Newer Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport

Reviews of this Shop


Product Specs

Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

iOS app store button
Android play store button
The Apple logo and the App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.
Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.