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Gibson L-0 1926

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Gibson L-0 1926

1926-1927 Gibson L-O. Gibson seems to have operated almost as a custom shop during the 1920s, examination of the few remaining examples of these models reveals that there is tremendous variation in their construction. Necks vary in shape from a "V" to a fat "C" shape more like a modern classical guitar, and Gibson seemed to have used any wood that they could get their hands on, L-O's were made with Maple or Mahogany body, combined with a Mahogany or Spruce top. This one has a Mahogany body and Spruce top. Tops vary from a very thin .080” (2.032mm) to .115” (2.921mm) thick, this is what makes these little guitars such a joy to play. The Gibson L-0 and L-1 were made cheap to sell cheap, constructed with light bracing, thin woods, and thin finishes. It is exactly these cost-cutting measures that gave them their exceptional responsiveness. For the price, these guitars offered a beautifully warm, remarkable tone and volume for their small body construction, and after aging for about 80 years, it just got better and better. They were favorites amongst finger picking and blues style guitarists. This one features a Spruce top, Mahogany body, Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard, Rosewood bridge and 3-on-a-plate tuners, which seem to be the originals. 

This one is in very good condition, it has had a refinish and 5 stable cracks, (2 on top, 1 on the side, 2 on the back) these have been repaired professionally, so it is fully stable now. It has a newer Rosewood bridge. And because it has had a neck reset, it is in beautiful playing condition, lovely low action, and thus easily playable. This is truely a players instrument. 

Model Features

Body Shape 0 12-fret
Body Material Solid Mahogany
Top Material Solid Spruce
Finish Natural
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape C
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Fretboard Radius 12"
Bridge Rosewood
Scale Length 624mm (24,6")
Nutwidth 43mm (1 11/16")
String spacing         56mm (2 13/64")
Tuners Kluson Deluxe 3-on-a-plate
Pickup x
Comes with x
Remarks Used guitar with 1 year warranty

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