Up for sale, a 1964 Gibson LG-1 in excellent condition, boasting an upgraded rosewood bridge and carved, compensated bone saddle. A well-kept and crack-free example, this LG-1 is one of the last to feature a full 1 11/16" wide nut, featuring a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides with ladder bracing. A very responsive, dynamic instrument with an immediate, percussive note attack, the LG-1 has a tone that's surprisingly big and bold, with ample lower midrange and sweet growl when you dig in hard with a flatpick. Trebles are lively and clear with a nice punchy sound, and notes have ample sustain. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and featherweight at 4lbs 4oz, this LG-1 features easy-playing action and fresh 12-53 strings.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a slender C profile carve with round, inviting shoulders, gaining a bit more heft higher up the fretboard, measuring .800" deep at the 1st fret and .940" at the 9th. On the Brazilian rosewood fretboard, the original medium jumbo frets are intact with well-rounded crowns and their full factory height, showing moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3, with fainter wear extending until fret 6. The original nylon nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock retains a clean gold Gibson silkscreen and the original Kluson Deluxe single line tuning machines with stock white buttons. There is a slight bend in the D string tuner arm which does not affect functionality.
The guitar boasts a rosewood bridge, a significant upgrade over the original bolt-on plastic bridge, sitting flush with the top on all edges and featuring a carved and compensated bone saddle for optimal note clarity and precise intonation. Visible through the soundhole, the back of the body retains the original factory "LG-1" stamp.
The original Sunburst nitro lacquer gloss is accented by the stock tortoise pickguard, and cosmetic wear includes strum wear across the soundhole and tortoise guard, prominent lacquer checking on the top and sides, and some minor marks, mostly behind the bridge. Wear is otherwise limited to a few additional minor finish scuffs on the back, and just a couple nicks on the smooth gloss nitro neck profile.
The original brown faux alligator chipboard case is included, and equally as clean as the guitar, retaining its original molded plastic handle and functional latches.