For sale we have a beautiful 1918 Gibson L-1 Archtop guitar in good playing condition with a hardshell case. This guitar is in lovely structural health, is quite playable with a dry and sonorous tone expected from the best Gibsons of this era. It has one long repaired crack (see photo series) on the carved spruce top that was carefully cleated and glued. Otherwise the guitar has seen very minimal work over the years, minor fretwear, plenty of cosmetic "mojo" but wonderful structural health overall. The action currently reads a hair above standard acoustic spec with a healthy neck angle. The bridge has room to be altered if the neck owner would like to change the action. Overall weight 3 lbs 3 oz.

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Listed9 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • L-1 Archtop
  • Natural
  • 1918
Body Shape
  • Archtop
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Model Family
  • Gibson L-1
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
Color Family
  • Tan
Number of Frets
  • 19

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Mill River Music & Guitar Shop

Northampton, MA, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

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