Up for sale, a 1966 Gibson LG-1 in 100% original, collector-grade condition, complete with the original hangtag. An exceedingly clean and crack-free example, this LG-1 boasts a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides with ladder bracing. Offering a bold, sparkling sound, with more projection and liveliness than typically afforded a ladder-braced Gibson, this LG-1 has a rich bark sitting just below the taut, punchy wound strings. A perfect couch strummer or studio secret weapon, the LG-1's tonal signature sits in the mix in a way that can be present and percussive. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and featherweight at 3lbs 12oz, this LG-1 features comfortable action and fresh 12-53 strings.
The one-piece mahogany neck has an effortless, slender C profile carve at the nut with appreciable depth and roundness as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .810" deep at the 1st fret and .985" at the 9th. On the dark Brazilian rosewood fretboard, the original medium jumbo frets are intact, practically perfect with well-rounded crowns and full factory height. The nut measures 1 9/16" in width, and the headstock retains the original Kluson Deluxe double line tuning machines with gleaming plating and stock white buttons. The gold Gibson headstock silkscreen is flawless.
The guitar retains its original plastic bridge which sits notably flat, and the original saddle still has good height, accommodating easy-playing action in every register. Visible through the soundhole, the back of the body retains the original bold factory "LG-1" stamp. The original Sunburst nitro lacquer gloss is stunningly clean with no touchup or overspray, accented by the original tortoise pickguard which has some extra upward curvature yet is fully adhered to the top and out of the strum path. Cosmetic wear limited to a few light finish scratches and minor marks on the body as a whole, with broad finish checking on the lower bout on top, and concentrated checking on top at the bass-side waist which is purely cosmetic. The gloss nitro lacquer on the neck profile is flawless.
The original hangtag is included.