A beguiling tenor guitar from Gibson’s finest period, this TG-1 features a delicate and light build, gorgeous hand-rubbed sunburst finish, and many pretty details. Beyond that, it has the sound – the cavernous, deep, smokey, dark, and emotive tone that these early L-body Gibsons are famous for.

Built during a period where banjo players were starting to pick up guitars, the TG-1 features a standard L1 body fitted with a tenor banjo style neck. The guitar’s headstock even features Gibson’s Style 3 headstock inlays and banjo tuners to help add appeal to banjo players of that era.

In remarkable and original condition, the TG-1 shows three small repaired back cracks and a couple of reglued brace ends. It’s completely original but for one of its bridge pins and plays very nicely. Set-up was done here at Folkway, and we have it set up and tuned to octave mandolin tuning (GDAE), which we feel brings the most of out just about any tenor guitar. Mahogany sides and back, X braced red spruce top, rosewood bridge and bound fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, Grover pegs.

Original chipboard case included, with a few period string packs in the case pocket.

We are located in Canada. US prices are approximate. Please contact us for current US pricing.

Folkway Music

Folkway Music

Original Soft
15 Year Member
Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
3:24 AM
Folkway is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Folkway Music accepts Visa, Mastercard, money order, bank transfer, or cash.

Folkway Music ships internationally. On applicable instruments, we'll help acquire the CITES permits that may be needed as quickly as possible. We most frequently use FedEx, but can arrange to ship with any carrier, at a customers request.

Folkway Music offers a 48 hour approval period. We will refund your payment if you are not 100% satisfied with your instrument. All shipping costs are non-refundable, however, and are the responsibility of the purchaser.