Gibson L-00 from 1938 – a real cannon of a guitar. If you want a vintage flat top that none of your friends have – this is the one to buy
It’s pretty hard to argue with an old L-00. They’re killer guitars. The good ones — like this one — have that classic Gibson “simplicity” to the sound. They’re woody, plainspoken, open-sounding, and are “hifi” in that you can hear every note you’re playing distinctly. They’re not cluttered with scooped mids, complicated overtones, or sweetened highs. These are cool straight forward guitars — they shoot back what you put into them, albeit through a “woody-old-Gibson” filter. There are good reasons for these instruments to be as popular and desired as they are.
This one is in pretty nice condition considering the age. Of cours you have the signs of play and wear on it and several small crack repairs. It has received a neck reset and plays incredibly easy with a low action, a straight neck and good frets.
It is a 12 fret version and has a nice feeling V-shaped neck with a wider nut (around 48 mm).
It comes with a newer case.
This Gibson L-00 from 1938 is an extremely rare and historically significant guitar.