Instrument Details

1919 Gibson L-1 Maple/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1919
Model
L-1
Serial #
52250
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2379
Condition
Very Good, few repaired cracks on back and top, all cleated and done very well. Bridge and tailpiece are newer. Light play wear for age and some wear from movement on the bridge. Otherwise very clean and plays great.
Body Type(s)
Small, 0/Parlor
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
13
Headplate
Black
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Boltaron - White
Tuners
Gibson Open Back
Tuner Finish
Nickel with White Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
10 in
Lower Bout
13.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
24.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
615.95 mm
Nut Width
1.88 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.8 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.626 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

From the year 1919 we bring bring you this vintage Gibson L-1 Archtop. This model was built from 1902 through 1925. It is a simply appointed model, but we all love this one. The trebles strings just soar out of the round soundhole. It's a very fun guitar to play leads on. Of course it has a great chord chunking sound as well and lots of vintage Gibson vibe. The condition is really great for it's age and it's solid and ready to play for many more years.

We'd all like to keep this one and have it at arms length all day to play when the mood strikes. It's just plain fun to hold. The trebles are super strong and really make you smile. The setup and playability are truly great, it doesn't need anything but someone to strum it.
 
This is one of those guitars that will only go up in value. Even without the original bridge and tailpiece, this guitar is cool and has lots of stories to tell. I love holding these old guitars and this one is very playable as well. Just plain cool.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.88 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

From the year 1919 we bring bring you this vintage Gibson L-1 Archtop. This model was built from 1902 through 1925.
 

We'd all like to keep this one and have it at arms length all day to play when the mood strikes. It's just plain fun to hold.
 
This is one of those guitars that will only go up in value. Even without the original bridge and tailpiece, this guitar is cool and has lots of stories to tell.
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