Here’s a well maintained Loar Era, snake head L-4 arch top exactly like the first Gibson model that Eddie Lang, the “father of jazz guitar”, played.
The carved spruce top and carved birch body are stained in Gibson’s reddish sunburst. The ebony fret board is bound with the typical Gibson pointed extension that extends slightly into the sound hole. The sound hole is trimmed in two thin strands of rope binding separated by an ebony strip containing diamond shaped ivoroid inlays. The sound is big and the neck is thick, in an unmistakable “V” shape, but easily playable and very typical of the period.
The overall condition is superb, considering that it’s almost 100 years old, with no cracks, no binding shrink, and no evidence of having been repaired in the past.
The tailpiece, bridge and tuning machines are original, the pick guard having been replaced by a vintage, bound version.
A wonderful example of a Loar era Arch-top Gibson guitar.
$4,400.00 including original hard case stk#VGG6005