Gibson L-Century "Century of Progress" 1936 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $3,900$4,500

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