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Gibson L-75 Century of Progress Archtop (c. 1933)


Condition:  Very Good
Top Wood: 
Back and Sides Wood:  Mahogany
Width at Nut:  1-3/4"
Bracing Pattern:  Tone-Bar
Scale Length:  24-7/8"
Frets to Body:  14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood:  Pearloid / Ebony
Body Binding:  White
Rosette:  None
Headplate Material:  Pearloid / Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo:  Gibson Mother Of Pearl Script
Neck and Headstock Binding:  White
Fingerboard Inlay:  Mother Of Pearl
Pickguard:  Replacement
Tuners:  Original
Case:  Newer Hardshell Case


Now this is a fine example of what makes the 30's era Gibsons so special! This model was the dressed up version of the L-75 in honor of the Century of Progress international exhibition held in Chicago in 1933. It is in exceptional playing condition and has that classic small archtop lively sound with lush mids and a nice sustain. The tuners, bridge, and tailpiece are all original. There are two professionally repaired top cracks, and has a replica pickguard and bracket mount. It would also appear to have a newer bone nut. It does not have the original case, but includes a more modern hard shell case.