Retrofret Stock # 5896. Gibson LG-2 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1949), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 4354 (FON), sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. Overall length is 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm.), 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). A really nice, great sounding example of an early postwar LG-2. The guitar is quite clean overall; there is some light playwear, most notably to the soundhole edge, and a scrape to the side into the wood on the upper bass bout from rubbing against the case latch. There is one small pickguard crack in the typical spot, no other cracks and no added finish anywhere. The back seam has been resealed, some of the center strip and the back braces re-glued-one back brace is a replacement. The top of the bridge has been taken down slightly. This is an excellent player with quite a powerful sound; typical of this year is a very comfortable neck profile, smaller than the models from just slightly earlier in the 1940's. Comes complete with a newer HSC. Excellent - Condition.
|1949||Excellent||sunburst top, dark back and sides||Hard|
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