~1947 Gibson L7

Restored condition (3 repaired top cracks, neck reset, refret, refinished, repro pickguard, replaced bridge, newer black 3-ply hardshell case) An excellent players L7 with a script logo. All the work is professionally executed so the guitar plays with ease and sound like an L7 should. Very warm and melodic with a nice bark when you call on it. This one has a very attractive back which is...
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1949 Gibson L-7

Super clean, all original example of a 1949 Gibson L-7 Archtop. Sounds INCREDIBLE. Beautiful original dark sunburst finish to die for. Neck is straight and plays fantastic all the way up and down. A gem of a guitar, perfect for the player and collector alike. With original case, too!
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1941 Gibson L-7

Today we have a very clean 1941 Gibson L7 Sunburst Archtop Guitar. This guitar comes with a copy of the original sales contract, to a young man about to go into the US Coast Guard. This remarkable instrument plays very well, has been carefully maintained. It plays well and really sounds good with lots of power and projection. This is a consignment piece.
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1948 Gibson L-7

beautiful faded Dark Sunburst finish, dark stained figured maple back, sides & neck, super clean bound tortoise'gard, nice Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard w/original frets, minty nickel parts & Kluson Deluxe tuners w/tulip buttons, very flamey 3-piece maple neck w/a black stinger on back of headstock, no pickup ever installed, white label w/low A-series serial #, exceptionally clean & all...
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1945 Gibson L-7

Retrofret Stock # 5666. Gibson L-7 Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1945), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 98202, sunburst top, dark stained back and sides finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, hard shell case. This lovely L-7 was made just at the end of WWII, and has some transitional features specific to the era. The headstock logo is...
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1949 Gibson L-7

1949 Gibson L-7 black in excellent condition. The serial number indicates this guitar as a 1949 as does the hardware; however it has a small pearl script logo and round neck which indicate a 1946 guitar. Gibson did not apply serial numbers until instruments left the factory. Apparently this guitar was begun in 1946 and finished in 1949. It has the deepest black finish that you only find on...
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~1945 Gibson L7


Rudys Music

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This 1940s L7 is a great player! It is all original, the top is crack free. The back center seam has some finish sink, but it is not open. It has good honest playing wear, and is perfect for traditional jazz guitar.
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1941 Gibson L7

New to our shop is this early 1941 Gibson L7. Some of the best looks for Gibson in their history. This guitar has a beautiful woody tone true to the tailpiece of this era. This guitar has a side crack that has been professionally repaired and stable for over ten years. A true player, and a beautiful piece. With the original hard shell case.
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1941 Gibson ES-300N / L-7 Conversion,

This is a unique instrument. It started life in 1941 as an ES-300 - with a laminated maple top and a built in pickup and controls. Sometime in the 1950s, the guitar was returned to Gibson for a solid spruce top - with no built in pickup or controls. The guitar became an L-7. The label still says ES-300. Beautiful condition with very curly sides and back. Some very light lacquer checking. ...
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~1946 Vega C-56

You would be hard pressed to find a ‘40s archtop in better condition than this gorgeous Vega C-56! The C-56 was by far Vega’s most popular professional model. Although similar to the Gibson L7 and Epiphone Triumph models, the C-56 has a slimmer neck profile that gives it a fast and comfortable feel up and down the neck, measuring roughly 1 5/8th” at the nut. It is a fantastic archtop with a...
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1938 Gibson L7

1938 Gibson L7 acoustic 17" body, Factory order # 472C-24 (That's a 1937 number) ser# 94883. Nut size is 1 5/8" and has a great 24 3/4 scale length, parallel braced, non orig perfect repro pickguard and an added strap button. has average wear and some wear under the pickguard, and a small damage on side near tail, a little rash on the back. I'll sell you an DeArmond Rythem Chief 1000 Monkey on a...
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1946 Gibson L-47

This is a pretty cool old guitar. I'm a sucker for factory black Gibsons so I had to have this one even though I'm not much of an acoustic arch top guy. L-47's were down near the bottom of the Gibson line back then but were still well made and they sound pretty good. They say the good ones get played and this one has definitely been played. Newer case.
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~1963 Gibson L-5 or L-7 hard case

Great case for any 17" Gibson guitar from 1963 thru 1970 in very good condition missing some black tolex on the outside, Handle missing padded covering & the yellow lining a little dirty, overall very good if you need one for your collector axe !
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1940 Gibson L-7C vvv

Gibson L-7, Blonde-Originally a non cutaway, but now a 1940s Gibson L7C with a carved 17”solid carved spruce top, 25 ½”scale, 1 11/16” nut. The cutaway and pickups were skillfully installed in the 80’s by Eric Schulte, who apprenticed under Sam Koonz. The cutaway is practically undetectable. Solid full hand carved solid spruce top; 3 piece maple neck with walnut centerstripe; Brazilian rosewood...
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