First appearing in a catalog in 1932, the Gibson L-00 was the entry point in the Gibson range for players looking for a flat top acoustic, featuring an ebony finished top with small sunburst, fire striped tortoiseshell guard, and retailing for only $25. This 1932 Gibson L-00 is a fantastic example of the model from the second production year, sporting plenty of honest play wear and a typically bluesy sound.
Constructed from a solid Sitka Spruce with solid Honduras Mahogany back and sides, the X braced bodies of the L-00 push out far more sound than their size would lead you to believe, with a warm, open, punchy sound that works excellently for blues and finger style playing. The Mahogany neck has a comfortable 'V' style neck profile that is the usual for the period, and the headstock sports the script style Gibson logo.
There have been some repairs to the instrument to keep it going over the years before it arrived with us, including two cracks repaired on the back, and a refret at some point in its life. The tuner buttons have also been replaced. This guitar has had a full service from our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and is in all original condition, including the bridge, finish and 3-on-a-plate open back strip tuners. This guitar is in very good condition, with the kind of cosmetic play wear you would expect to see on an instrument of its age.
This guitar also includes a 3 year warranty and a non original Hiscox case.