Gibson L-Century Century of Progress Sunburst 1936

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The Gibson L-Century was produced in commemoration of the 1933 World's Fair held in Chicago - known as the Century of Progress International Exposition - that celebrated the city's centennial.

These guitars are easily identifiable by their pearloid fingerboards. A key dividing year for this model is 1938, when the headstocks were made of a Rosewood veneer instead of matching pearloid, and the body binding changed to single-ply instead of three-ply. 

A range of inlays and headstock designs were produced over the course of production.

Years of Production: 1933 - 1941

Wood Composition: Spruce top, curly Maple back/side, Mahogany neck

Product Specs

  • L-C Century of Progress
  • Sunburst
  • 1936
Back Material
  • Maple
Fretboard Material
  • Composite
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Maple
Top Material
  • Spruce
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