Gibson 1948 L-48 Model Archtop Guitar, Mahogany and Carved Maple - Pre-Owned




This beautiful classic archtop feels like an old friend. With a carved mahogany top and sides and a carved maple back, this guitar is packed full of the jazzy punch one would expect from a vintage Gibson archtop. 

This guitar is worn in perfectly and has a very authentic vintage appearance. It has a gorgeous tobacco sunburst and beautiful finish checking throughout. While this guitar was originally intended for jazz player, it would also fit right at home at an old-time jam as well and responds very well to the “Carter Scratch”. This instrument is in very good vintage condition. 

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


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