1954 Gibson LG3 Spruce and Mahogany ****NEW PRICE**** ID-6043
1954 Gibson LG3 Spruce and Mahogany
When Gibson first introduced the LG models between 1942-1943, there were 3 separate models. The LG-1, LG-2, and the LG-3. Production on these models stopped quickly and was only continued after the war. The LG Models are essentially Student models featuring narrow 14 1/8" to 14 1/4" wide bodies, which is 2" narrower than a J-45. The Gibson LG models stopped production in 1962, being replaced by the B-25 and B-25N.
This 1954 Gibson LG3 features a Triple Bound Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides. The LG-3 was the highest appointed of the LG models, because of its X-braced Spruce Top as well as some of the other select appointments. Some other features of the LG3 are a Rosewood finger board and Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins, a Natural Top Finish, and a Teardrop Tortoise pickguard.
This LG has a lot of punch and due to its narrow 14 1/8" wide body the tone of this guitar is focused with mid's that can cut through any mix. This guitar has dry woody overtones that only a vintage guitar could produce. Because of its X-bracing this guitar produces much more volume than you find on some of the other LG models that used ladder bracing. Finger picking blues enthusiasts, this guitar is a joy to play on, Alt country fans will flock to this one!
This is a players guitar with associated wear and tear that you would expect from guitar that is 60+ years old. We did our best to capture the various scratches and dings in the pictures below. This guitar comes with a NON-ORIGINAL hardshell case. On this LG-3 there is also a Fishman Matrix Infinity under-saddle pickup installed with in-soundhole Volume and Tone controls.
- Shipping Weight: 68
- Serial: x9106
- Top Wood: Spruce
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 1954
- Bracing: X-Bracing
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Body Depth: 4 3/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 14 1/8"
- Upper Bout Width: 11"
- Waist: 9 5/16"
- Pickup(s): Matrix Infinity with volume and tone controls
- Case: Hardshell Case Included