1950 Gibson L-50
For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1950 Gibson L-50.
Built from 1932 to 1971 at the Kalamazoo Michigan plant, the Gibson L-50 was a straightforward, non-cutaway archtop guitar with few frills, and until 1935 was most often a round-hole archtop. Built using a 16 inch wide arched Maple laminate back and arched solid Spruce top, and braced with parallel tone bars and bound top and back. The neck is made from Central America Mahogany with a bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. The headstock bears a Gibson decal and Kluson tuners.
Our offering is a Gibson L-50 built during 1950 and shipped from the old Historic Kalamazoo plant. It is in good working order, and largely original though the tuner buttons have been replaced. It’s been used as intended, so there are pick marks on the top and weather checking throughout. It was played and we can only imagine its history through the years.
This guitar plays very well and sounds great – it is lively and brilliant with plenty of volume, and its light weight makes it very comfortable. It has been recently set up by our luthier and this guitar's action is superb. It is very tonally balanced and has plenty of volume.
Perfect for playing the blues but it also sounds great for jazz. The neck is a comfortable, C shape and is very easy to play. This instrument is 100% original and it comes with a quality hardshell case.
Condition: Very Good
Serial Number: NSN
All photos are of the actual instrument and are not stock photos.
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