Gibson 1947 L-48 Model Acoustic Guitar, Mahogany & Carved Maple - Pre-Owned




With beautiful trapezoid fretboard inlays, this circa 1947 archtop stands out from other L-48 models with the much more common dot inlay. This guitar is in surprisingly clean condition for its age with some light checking throughout. No cracks or severe dings are to be found anywhere on the body

The chunky vintage neck on this guitar feels incredible, and plays very easily up the neck. This guitar is an old-time swiss army knife, excelling at traditional jazz, swing, folk and ragtime. It has that old-school crisp and dry tone. This example sounds better than any of the recent vintage archtops we’ve had in the shop recently. In excellent vintage condition.

  • Top - Mahogany 
  • Sides- Mahogany 
  • Back - Carved Maple
  • Neck - Mahogany
  • Fretboard - Rosewood
  • Bridge - Height-Adjustable Compensated Rosewood Bridge
  • Nut Width - 1 11/16”
  • Tuners - Nickel Open-Gear


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