The Gibson LeGrand custom archtop was built as the Johnny Smith model between 1961 and 1998, and was reborn as the Gibson Le Grand in 1993. The design is based on the L-5 body - though a bit thinner with three inch sides - and the neck is based on the Super 400.
A full size archtop with a 17 inch wide body and 3 inch deep sides, the Gibson LeGrande features a hand-carved, x-braced spruce top, hand carved flame maple back, flame maple sides and neck, ebony for the fingerboard and bridge base, and gold hardware. The traditional Johnny Smith humbucking pickup mounts to the pickguard, a gold Tune-O-Matic bridge is installed and the six-section adjustable tailpiece became a feature in 1979. The split block position markers have an abalone banner between the nother of pearl triangle sections. The scale length is 25.5 inches and the nut width is 1 11/16 inches.
The Gibson LeGrand models are now built to order. This one dates to January 28 2008 at the Nashville Custom Shop by James W. Hutchins, and is in excellent condition. The fretwear is very light and it has been very well cared for.
Overall this is a beautiful guitar, very playable and with a great tone.
This is a consignment piece. The price listed below is US dollars.
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