1930 Gibson L4

Hand-Carved Archtop


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1930 Gibson L4 Hand-Carved Archtop,

Solid Spruce and Maple Body. Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard. Gibson Script Logo, Clear Tortoiseshell Guard, Tuners are period correct Waverly replacements. Strap button added.

Pre-war Gibson Acoustic with deep, rich tone and a very comfortable neck.

This vintage Gibson Acoustic guitar is in Brisbane, Queensland.

To quote the prosaic language of the 1930 Gibson catalog:

“To own and play this splendid guitar is to realise fully the advantages inherent in such an exceptional instrument.

You will never again be satisfied with any guitar of ordinary construction. Pleasure, happiness and real success may be quickly achieved in music through one of these beautiful L-4 models.

The finish is a beautiful red Mahogany, sunburst at bridge; selected Spruce sounding board, Mahogany Neck, Maple Rim and Back; Top, back and neck bound with white ivoroid, sound hole decorated with attractive marquetrie; ovaled rosewood fingerboard, nickel silver frets, pearl position marks; adjustable ebony bridge, compensating saddle; elevated finger rest; bone nut; nickel trimmings, non-warpable truss rod in neck.”

Body:Solid Spruce Top with Flame Sunburst
Fretboard:Brazilian Rosewood
Markers:Pearl Dots
Modifications & Repairs:Two repaired cracks. Strap button added. The screw on the guard is newer. Replaced Waverly Tuners

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