Gibson 1961 L7 Archtop, Sunburst - Pre-Owned


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Gibson's L5 archtop was designed under the supervision of the legendary Lloyd Loar, and went on to become one of the defining instruments of the big band era. Introduced in 1932, the Gibson L7 came along as a more modestly appointed version of the L5. But as folks familiar with the vintage Gibson market will tell you, these are guitars that should be judged on their individual merits, especially given that they were often constructed of the same tonewoods and materials.

This 1961 model was carefully chosen by the seller for its excellent tone and value as a recording instrument. Flamed maple was used for the back, sides and neck, and paired with a spruce top. Unlike some L7 models, this one sports an ebony fingerboard. The tuners are new Klusons, and a Kent Armstrong pickup has been installed. The condition is excellent with no cracks and an easy-playing set-up. The seller will ship it with a non-original hard case.

This guitar is located in Italy and sold via our Exchange Sell From Home service.

  • Model: L7 
  • Top: Spruce 
  • Back and sides: Flamed maple 
  • Neck: Flamed maple 
  • Fretboard: Ebony 
  • Tuners: Kluson (new) 
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" 
  • Scale length: 25-1/2" 
  • Depth: 3-1/2" 
  • Pickups: Kent Armstrong 
  • Serial number: 3224 
  • Year of build: 1961 
  • Certificate of authenticity: Not available 
  • Case: Non-original hard case


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