Gibson’s foray into the world of arch top guitars began with the arch top, round hole models first produced by Orville Gibson in 1899. Starting in the early 1920s, with the arrival of Lloyd Loar, the lined expanded to 12 dozen models with a multitude of appointments, and sizes.
The L-2 has a carved spruce top. carved birch back & sides, and was available in black, sunburst and natural. This black faced example has the typical appointments with trapeze tailpiece, open back 3 on-a- plate Grover “arrowhead” tuners, and adjustable bridge. Crafted during the Loar era, it has the remarkable tone of the period.
The instrument is in clean condition, with the top refinished by master luthier Chris Berkov. Mr. Berkov also re-glued a few short top cracks before applying the finish.
Typical of the Gibson guitars of this vintage, the tone is well suited to Blues orJazz.
An excellent example of an historical Gibson acoustic guitar.
$2800 with original hard case included.