The Gibson L-7 model was a well constructed professional grade budget friendly archtop guitar. It went through many changes from its introduction in 1933 until its retirement in the early 1970s. The L-7 had a fair amount of fancy adornments for a budget model such as a script pearl inlay, multiple layers of binding and a 17″ wide body (after 1935). The 1947 edition of the L-7 featured new closed...
Gibson L7 1937
Serial number 09136. The instrument was converted to cutawaymodel in the end of the 50th. Conversion was made by a Gibson builder on visit to Copenhagen and was ordered by the Swedish jazzguitarist Charlie Mervik who used it as maininstrument for many years. At the time of conversion the instrument got new tuners and P90.
EX with no cracks or breaks, some normal play wear and scratch on top, the tailpiece is a repro (the original is broken and in the case), plays easily, neck and frets are fine. Recent Gibson Hard case
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1946 Gibson L-7 in very good condition. The immediate post war years saw some of the finest guitars ever produced by Gibson. The availability of quality materials and access to a highly skilled work force made for a formidable combination. Guitars from the late 40s have all the features we like. Comfortable found neck profile with 1 3/4" nut width. Gracefully carved tops from the finest...
Super clean, all original example of a 1949 Gibson L-7 Archtop. Sounds INCREDIBLE. Beautiful original dark sunburst finish to die for. Neck is straight and plays fantastic all the way up and down. A gem of a guitar, perfect for the player and collector alike. With original case, too!
1940 GIBSON L-7
Transition Model With 30's Script Logo And Parallelogram Fingerboard Inlays
Very Good Overall Condition With No Major Issues Or Repairs
Original Sunburst Finish Shows Signs Of Wear And Some Areas Of Deep Checking (See Photos Below)
All Original With Original Parts Except Tuning Machine Buttons & Pickguard Bracket Are Replacements
Also Has An Original...
Here is a lovely 1948 Gibson L7-P #A-2303 (White Label)
This guitar has a ton of mojo in it. Great tone in the body, beautiful Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. 25 1/2" scale length. There is a new nut & pickguard as well as a Kent Armstrong designed HJGN3BK pickup installed.
On the back bass side there is a split in the binding where it was cut & repaired where it had previously shrunken &...
This is a pretty cool old guitar. I'm a sucker for factory black Gibsons so I had to have this one even though I'm not much of an acoustic arch top guy. L-47's were down near the bottom of the Gibson line back then but were still well made and they sound pretty good. They say the good ones get played and this one has definitely been played. Newer case.
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'...