1942 Gibson L-0 – £1999
NEW ARRIVAL Between 1942 and 1945 Gibson made guitars featuring the Banner logo ‘Only A Gibson Is Good Enough’, which are now amongst the most desirable acoustics around. This particular example has been restored by luthier Graham Parker, and it really was a project for him. The guitar has had a refret, repaired bracing and a replaced bridge and bridge plate. Internally there was filler on the lower treble bout which Graham decided not to remove as it could affect the structural integrity of the guitar, and because of this the rims have been painted a reddish brown. But now all the work’s done it looks amazing with a really distinctive tone. There is added weight to the guitar because of the filler, making the guitar a little bottom heavy, and this makes the guitar a little less resonant than other Banner Gibsons I’ve had, but the tone is balanced with quite a punch, and still an unmistakable vintage Gibson sound. It comes in a non original hard case.