The Gibson LG-1 was introduced in 1942 as an entry point to the smaller body Gibson Flat top range. Following a couple of years out of production during WW2, the post war models were reintroduced with ladder braced spruce tops and a sunburst finish, with these models continuing to be one of the go-to entry level Gibson flat tops throughout the '60s until they were discontinued in 1974. This 1965 LG-1 is a fantastic example of a mid '60s smaller body Gibson flat top. The guitar is constructed from a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, along with a set Mahogany neck that that is comfortable to play, and pre-dates the skinnier neck shapes of the later '60s. The original celluloid guard is still in place, as is the original belly up plastic moulded bridge used on some Gibson models at the time. This guitar is a testament to how good these ladder braced, plastic bridge models can sound, with an open, balanced tone that is incredibly resonant and responsive for a ladder braced guitar.
This guitar is in very good condition, with the kind of minor signs of age and play wear to the finish that you would expect from an instrument of this age. This guitar is in original condition and includes a non original but period correct hard case.
As with all vintage instruments, this 1965 LG-1 has been given a full service by the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.