1944 Gibson LG-2


  • Year: 1944
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: LG-2
  • Case: Hard
  • Color: Natural
  • Condition: Excellent

FON illegible. Here is a banner LG-2 from 1944 in excellent plus condition and playing shape. It is the quintessential wartime banner utilizing almost all North American materials: four-piece spruce top, multi-piece mahogany back, gumwood bridge and fretboard, and maple and walnut neck with ebony reinforcement. Oh yeah, a poplar neck block. Despite the mutt-like pedigree, it plays and sounds like a thoroughbred. It was purchased not long ago from the very fine shop Folkways Music in Canada where it had a complete refret, neck reset and setup before coming to me in a trade. The action is low, the saddle is perfect. It is very clean with only a couple of dings and light checking throughout. The sunburst is beautifully done with more nuance than the pictures show. It’s still very shiny with the only significant wear on the east side of the sound hole. The neck is a medium sized “C” shape with tapered headstock and original Kluson three-to-a-side machines. It has a great midrange “bark” with some darkness added by the bass. Nice trebles. It would be hard to find a more representative banner in better condition. Comes with a newer grade B hardshell case.