Introduced in 1930, the Gibson L-12 archtop guitar became a workhorse for many big-band guitarists in the days before amplification became common and required. Originally using a 16-inch wide body, in 1935 the body grew to 17 inches, and between 1935 and 1939 the top carried an X brace.
This lovely example of the Gibson L-12 was built during 1937 at the historic Kalamazoo, Michigan plant. It is in overall good condition with expected lacquer checking, but it has no damage and no repairs. Mostly original, the pickguard appears to be a later addition with original binding added. The original case has long ago disappeared, but we can supply a new case.
This is a consignment piece. Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at www.12fret.com . Prices do not include shipping, taxes, or any import duties.
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