Gibson LG-1 1949 – definitely the coolest LG-1 we had for a long time, we will explan why …
This 1949 Gibson LG1 has that wonderful dark sunburst that Gibson did so well in the 40’s, with a nice tortoiseshell pickguard, the sunburst has a cool vintage touch and has nicely aged. You can already see from the pictures that this guitar has that open and woody vintage sound you always wanted to have.
The outstanding thing on this one is, that Gibson used Adirondack spruce for the top. Insiders know exactly what that means and what difference that makes. It has a rich sound and it is open and very vintage with a strong woody nuance. We had a lot of LG-1 guitars in the past and can honestly say, that this one is the right thing for a vintage guitar lover.
Lending itself to bluesy fingerpicking, although it’s very versatile, handling strumming very well, and has plenty of bite when soloing. The neck feels great, quite chunky and the action is very comfortable (had a neck reset).
The guitar has a few repairs all have been well done. Our luthier has checked the guitar and it is ready to go. The serial number (FON) has faded.
The tuners are vintage style replacements and it has a piezo pickup installed.
It comes with a newer guitar case.