|A very rare Gibson archtop guitar, only 71 specimens produced in 1960!|
One of the best-kept secrets in the vintage Gibson line, the L-4C is exceptionally comfortable to hold, and zippy on the fingerboard. Introduced in 1949, the same year as the ES-175, the L-4C shares the same body shape and scale length as its electric cousin. But while its counterpart has an all-laminate body, the L-4C boasts a solid carved spruce top, which sounds terrific either amplified with a floating pickup or unplugged in the studio or living room. A particularly versatile instrument, whether amped or unplugged, this handsome guitar delivers true vintage performance and unbeatable value (www.archtop.com).
The guitar, although used, is in good condition, no cracks or broken pieces. It is almost 60 years old, hence the various scratches and dings. The carved-top 16" body is well balanced and easy to hold, and the 24 3/4 scale makes stretch voicings a breeze. The neck is notably slim and fast, ideal for the electric player unwilling to wrestle the bulky profiles typical of many older archtops. The tone, whether acoustically or with the floating pickup, is jazzy and very gibsonesque.
Serial #: A34292, orange oval label. Made at the Kalamazoo Plant, MI, USA in 1960.
Body size at lower bout: 16”
Scale length: 24 3/4”
Nut width: 1 11/16”
Materials: Carved bookmatched solid spruce top; slab-cut arched maple back; solid mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard; mother of pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay; 3-ply body binding, bound fingerboard.
Hardware: Original raised parallelogram trapeze nickel tailpiece. New high quality ABM 2500n tune-o-matic style nickel bridge, (original Brazilian rosewood adjustable compensated bridge included!). New high quality Golden Age Restoration relic nickel tuners, (original Kluson Deluxe tuners with single-ring tulip keys included!). Luthier made pickguard with a handmade floating single-coil Swingmaster pickup (mini chickenhead volume and tone knobs mounted on the pickguard), output jack replaces the guitar’s original endpin.
Hinta: 3000 €