1950 Gibson L-48

Gibson have always had a strong pedigree in flat top and arch top acoustic instruments, with their pre and postwar manufactured guitars being regarded as some of the finest ever made, with a level of craftsmanship and beautiful tone that is second to none. This 1950 Gibson L-48 is a fine example of a Gibson made arch top from this period, constructed from a hand carved Spruce top with stained maple back and sides. One of the more affordable Gibson arch tops of the period, the L-48 features a single bound top with dot fingerboard inlays, and trapeze tailpiece and rosewood bridge. This guitar sounds fantastically punchy, with a balanced tone across the board, and has a very playable early '50s neck profile that is not overly chunky in the hand. 

This guitar is in all original condition, with only the buttons on the original Kluson single line tuners having been replaced. This guitar also includes a non original hard case. 

This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty. 

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