Gibson Custom Shop Historic L4 w/ Flame Maple Back
The L-4 was developed as a louder, bolder update of Gibson’s popular L-1 and L-3 designs, advertised as a “grand concert size” model with 20 frets, one more than its predecessors. The L-4’s top changed radically in 1935 when, under the direction of the company’s famed designer Lloyd Loar, the round sound hole was replaced by a pair of f-holes to enhance tone and projection.
During the ‘40s, many elements were added including crown pegheads and parallelogram inlays on its fingerboard, but the biggest innovation in the guitar’s design came in 1949 with electrification. Today’s gorgeous Gibson L-4 CES six-strings still adhere to the classic design of their namesakes. These instruments have a solid carved spruce top and a Flamed Maple back and sides. This L4 will be the envy of players everywhere after they play the comfortable ES rounded neck profile and Gibson PAF Humbuckers! This instrument has been finished with a beautiful wine red finish with multi-ply white binding on top, with single ply white binding on the back.
Featuring attractive gold hardware, the electronics and controls are pure Gibson: Two PAF humbucking pickups, two volume pots, two tone pots, and a 3-way pickup selector switch. The tailpiece is the iconic L-4 T-shape style and the bridge is a hard working ABR-1.These marvelous guitars come with a Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity. But the real proof is in their great tone and style.
This Instrument is in Good Condition w/ light scratches and dings throughout the body. The gold hardware is pitted and tarnished, and there are a couple deeper dings that we've photographed(see photos).
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