Gibson LG-3, Mahogany & Sitka Spruce - Pre-Owned

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The LG series guitars from Gibson first made their appearance in the 1940s, presenting a smaller-bodied alternative to the larger J series models. The LG-3 (as well as the sunburst LG-2) is a spruce and mahogany guitar, built with straight X bracing, resulting in a balanced, focused tone that folks describe as being "like a mini J-45". This 1958 model sports the larger pickguard that became standard after 1955. You can see finish crazing on the top, as well as a couple scattered dings. There is evidence of a repaired crack in the back, and though it's been oversprayed, it remains very responsive and lively. The LG-3 was and is still a fantastic strummer and fingerstyle guitar, and an excellent choice in the studio.

  • Model/body: LG-3
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Pins: Ebony w/ white dot
  • Saddle: Bone, drop-in
  • Binding: White plastic
  • Rosette and purfling: w/b/w
  • Brace pattern: Straight X
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Lower bout: 14-1/2"
  • Depth: 4-7/16"
  • Serial number: T 6434 2 
  • Year of build: 1958
  • Case: Hardshell


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