1943 Gibson LG-2

1943 Gibson LG-2

When’s the last time you saw one of these “Banner” Gibson LG-2s with mahogany top, made during WW II? Not too recently I’ll warrant as they’re quite rare. I don’t think I’ve had more than two or three like it available for sale in the entire fifty-plus years I’ve been in this business. This particular early-mid 1940s LG-2 came to me from a very good customer who takes wonderfully fine care of his guitars, and this is no exception. It’s in beautiful condition; there were never any cracks, the original bone nut and saddle are intact, the Kluson open-back tuners and the frets are original, and it plays like a dream. There have been only two things done to the guitar in its almost-eighty-year life. One very light coat of lacquer has been applied overall, almost impossible to detect, took me quite a while to prove it, does absolutely no harm and makes it look great, and the bridge plate has thankfully been replaced with a very nicely done slightly larger maple one, a welcome improvement. The tone of these rare wartime mahogany-topped Gibsons is unique and there’s a warmth all across the tonal range that can come from nowhere else in the guitar world. We’re totally in love with this guitar, are so happy to have it here, and you will be too the instant it’s in your home. And bonus! Its original, very cool braided, tasselled strap from days gone by is still on it, tied around the peghead cowboy-style, like everyone did in the 1940s. A treasure from one end to the other. $3995 w/ssc

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$3995.00
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