1937 Gibson L4 – £2799
NEW ARRIVAL The 1930’s were a true golden era for Gibson’s archtop line: a period that produced some of the most sought after and famed instruments. Choice Maple and Spruce was abundant, and this guitar is built with stunning pieces of both. Introduced in 1912 with a round soundhole, the L4 went through many design changes. This 1937 example has the most desirable spec (available between 1935 – 1941) of F holes, varied fingerboard inlays, and bound headstock with fleur-de-lis. The model was highly prized amongst professional players for it’s warmth, projection and playability. It features a hand-carved solid Spruce top; solid figured Maple back; Mahogany neck; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with stunning mother of pearl inlays; and solid bone nut. This example is in very good condition, it has a fantastic looking top and back, with no cracks or repairs. The tone and projection of the guitar are very impressive, voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing. It has a very comfortable neck with easy action, making it a dream to play, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue. The guitar even comes in it’s original hard case.