The L3 was Gibson's fanciest small-body guitar at the time this instrument was built, and featured a beautiful rubbed Cremona sunburst, herringbone and celluloid rosette and intricate headstock inlay.

With a body width of 13.7”, this L3 is significantly smaller than Gibson's 16 inch L4 and L5 models, and has a string balance that favours mids and upper mids over the lower frequencies that the larger guitars push out. This means it sounds at its best with fingerstyle techniques.

This L3 has survived its 102 years mostly well, but obviously has some scars and stories to tell. For example, it has lost its pickguard and had a pickup system installed of which now only three filled holes in the side are left. The tuning machines have been replaced and while these models typically have a thick neck, the neck on this L3 has been shaved down so it's now a little bit thinner.

So even though this has been more of a 'player' instead of a collectors item, it is still in good condition and comes in a hardshell case.

Specifications: Body Shape: L3 Finish: Cremona Burst Dimensions: Width: 350 mm - 13.78"
Depth: 85 mm - 3.35" Back and Sides Material: Birch Top Material: Spruce Bracing: H-Bracing

Body Details:

Ivoroid Binding, Herringbone Rosette/Ivoroid/Wood Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: C Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 12" Neck Details: Ivoroid Binding, Dot Inlay Nutwidth: 47,8 mm - 1.88" Scale Length: 615 mm - 24.2" String Spacing: 53 mm - 2.08" Bridge: Adjustable Ebony Tuners: Three-On-A-Plate Open Gear Pickup: None Condition: Good Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport Photos of: Actual Instrument

Listed2 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
  • L-3
  • Burst
  • 1920
Color Family
  • Brown
Body Shape
  • Archtop
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
  • Gibson Pre-War Era
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Model Family
  • Gibson L-3
Number of Frets
  • 19

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