Gibson L-48 (c.1949)

$750
sku: 45U-205444
An archtop acoustic guitar built in the late 40’s, this L-48 has a mahogany top, sides, back, and neck. The bridge and fingerboard are made of Brazilian rosewood. Other features include a Trapeze tailpiece, a tortoise plastic pickguard, and 3-on-a-plate tuners. This instrument is sold AS-IS (pull upper frets, plane fingerboard and re-install, glue and cleat back crack, restring and setup, etc.), cosmetically it is in very good-plus condition.   More Details...

  • Sunburst finish 
  • Arched mahogany top with f holes
  • Natural finish on sides, neck and arched mahogany back
  • White-bound body
  • 19-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard 
  • Pearl dot inlays 
  • Brazilian rosewood bridge 
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Kluson Deluxe 3-on-a-plate tuners (buttons appear newer)
  • Decal "Gibson" headstock logo
  • Tortoise plastic pickguard
  • 16-1/8" lower bout
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • ~24-3/4" scale
  • One added back brace and small shim under neck block
  • With 50's brown Lifton HSC (tan lining)
  • VGC+ except could use work (pull upper frets, plane fingerboard and re-install, glue and cleat back crack, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)