1943 Gibson LG 2 Banner All Mahogany ID-8584
1943 Gibson LG 2 Banner All Mahogany
Marked by its signature "Only a Gibson is Good Enough," the banner era Gibson guitars have legendary tone as some of the finest and most sought after Gibson guitars ever made. Built during the era of the Gibson Gals, this gorgeous LG 2 is a beautiful example of the war-time guitars built in Kalamazoo. Commonly recognized in movies staring Elvis Presley, the Gibson LG was once one of the most popular guitars Gibson made. Today, Gibson still produces the iconic LG in a similar look and feel to those made long ago.
As part of the first series of LG models produced, between 1942-1943, this LG was known for it's 2 style mahogany body, sunburst X-braced top, dot fingerboard inlays, 24 3/4" scale, Banner headstock decal, Gibson screen printed logo, forged tuners and a mahogany C shaped neck. Different from the 1 style, with its ladder braced top, the 2 had a more balanced voice and was ideal for rythm and lead.
During the second World War, many guitars from Kalamazoo were built with "variations" based on the lack of building supplies rationed to companies. We know this guitar to be of this period by it's mahogany top, poplar neck block and production numbers 2310-4 (the 4 in red pencil). Though the tuners themselves are factory original, the buttons have been replaced. This guitar has also been verified by Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, TN. Please view our photographs for more detail and a scanned copy of the Gruhn verification.
Surrounded by a feel that the guitar could tell stories for a lifetime, we hope to see it enjoyed for years to come. This guitar includes a four latch vinyl hardshell case.
- Shipping Weight: 20
- Serial: 2310-4
- Top Wood: Mahogany
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 23/32"
- Scale: 24.75"
- Year: 1943
- Bracing: 2 Style X
- Inlays: MOP Dot
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Original 3 on a plate Klusons with new plastic buttons
- Body Binding: White
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Headstock Shape: Tapered Gibson
- Headstock Overlay: Black
- Headstock Inlay: Screen Printed Gibson logo and Banner decal
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): None
- Case: Hardshell Case Included