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1962 Gibson LG-1 Vintage Acoustic Guitar Sunburst w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1962 Gibson LG-1 in perfect working order, thoroughly serviced to play its best with a professional neck reset, carved and compensated bone saddle, upgraded ebony bridge and carved bone nut. A golden age Gibson acoustic, this LG-1 features a solid ladder braced spruce top, solid Honduran mahogany back, sides and one-piece neck, and a Brazilian rosewood fretboard.

Extremely lively with tons of projection and a detailed sparkling cut that belies its body size, this LG-1 offers clear, airy trebles, while the wound strings are taut and barking, with a sweet underlying growl when you dig in hard with a flatpick. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and featherweight at 4lbs, this LG-1 features comfortable action and fresh 12-53 strings.

The one-piece mahogany neck has an effortless medium C-shaped profile carve bordering on the slender side of things with moderate shoulder, staying virtually uniform in depth as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret and .850" at the 9th. The fretboard has been freshly refretted with medium jumbo fretwire, matching the original fretwire size with ample meat and well-rounded crowns. The guitar plays cleanly in every register up the 24 3/4" scale, and the neck is straight with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut has been upgraded to a hand-carved piece of bone, measuring a full 1 11/16" in width. The headstock retains the gold Gibson silkscreen and original Kluson Deluxe single line tuning machines with stock white buttons.

The bridge (originally plastic) has been upgraded to a proper carved ebony bridge that matches the footprint of the original, fitted with a tall, compensated carved bone saddle. The thin red tortoise pickguard is an extremely dark cut of this material, sitting perfectly flat on the top on all edges, causing no undue tension on the spruce. There are two slender, professionally repaired splits along the bass-side edge of the pickguard, extremely common due to guard shrinkage.

The original Sunburst gloss finish exhibits prominent strum wear across the sounhole, with heavy lacquer checking, various dings across the body, and light buckle rash central to the back along with some finish scratches in the clear coat.

A modern black tolex hardshell case is included.