Gibson's Most Successful 17-Inch Archtop
Essentially a Plain Version of the L-5
1957 Gibson L-7CN.
This fifty-nine year old L-7C weighs just 5.80 lbs., and is one of just twenty-one natural example produced in 1957. Seventeen inch wide body with hand-carved close-grained spruce top, two-piece lightly flamed maple back and sides. The two 'f' holes are edged in white. Two-piece 'lightly flamed' maple neck with mahogany center-strip with a nut width of 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a wonderful thick profile. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 20 original thin frets and inlaid pearl double-parallelogram position markers. The top and back of the body are triple-bound, the fretboard and headstock are single-bound. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl crown inlay. Bell-shaped single-layer black plastic truss-rod cover secured by two screws. Black laminate widow's peak on the back of the headstock. Individual 'single-line' Kluson Deluxe tuners with single-ring Keystone plastic buttons (stamped on the underside "D-169400 / Patent No." Original five-layer black / white / black / white / black pickguard. Frequensated rosewood bridge on rosewood base and standard trapeze tailpiece with three raised parallelograms on cross-bar. Original oval orange label inside the bass f-hole with the Style "L7-C" written in black ink and the serial number stamped in black. Inside the treble f-hole the FON (Factory Order Number) is stamped in black. This fine guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition with just the bare minimum of very feint buckle scarring on the back (nothing through the finish) and a tiny circular indentation on the bass horn. The original frets show some light playing wear on the first four frets only. A truly beautiful and exceptional example with a wonderfully rich and loud tone, by far the best we have ever seen. Housed in the original Gibson 'Faultless' brown 'four-latch' hardshell case with light brown 'padded flannel' lining (9.25). (#1940)
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