We got ourselves a real looker! Up for grabs a 1933 Gibson L-Century! In 1933 Gibson designed this guitar for the Century of Progress World Fair in Chicago. The theme of the fair was technological innovation which is why Gibson decide to deck out the neck with pearloid and cover the rest of the guitar with as many celluloid parts as possible(i.e headstock, tuner buttons, pick guard etc). This guitar is in very good condition for its age. It has newer bone saddle and nut. This is a great looking guitar, it’s worn in all the right ways. There is a bit of bubbling on the top left bout were it seems someone may have used something wrong to clean it. Made with figured maple back sides and a spruce top this guitar sounds amazing. It sounds like a classic blues recording. Very well balanced but definitely has a bit more sizzle on the treble although the bass side is still round and pronounced. Not only a stunning sounding and looking guitar this piece plays very well and has some cool history to boot! First year of a really unique Gibson!
Case: Comes with a non-original humidor hardshell case.
Weight: 3 pounds and 8.9 ounces.
Condition: This guitar is in very good condition. It seems as though some one tried to clean it with an incorrect solution at some point leaving the top bout with some really cool bubbling in the finish.
Modifications: This guitar has a newer compensated bone saddle as well as a new bone nut. The bridge has most likely been reglued.
Comments: Amazing first year L-C! Blues and early Jazz tone for days!