1948 Vintage Gibson L-12


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Overview

If you are looking for a truly spectacular true vintage of an archtop , then look no further. The model L-12 was first introduced from the early 1930s and the last production ended in 1955. Still considered a rare Gibson archtop, these instruments were made during the golden-era of guitar building. 
You can imagine the excitement and innovation that prevailed through the earlier L series to bring you the L-12 model. It started as as 16" guitar and then grew to be 17" in 1934, which also saw it advance towards the X-bracing of modern guitars. The L-12 sits between the fancier flagship L-5 and the much planer L-7.
With it's gold hardware and fine selection of Adirondack Spruce top, and sharing the same size, finish, materials and even scale length to the much pricier L-5. The L-12 was meant to be a more affordable L-5. And rightfully so, as it did not fail to deliver to the acoustic and aesthetic appeal of it's grander cousin.

Specifications

 

FINISH
Sunburst, Nitrocellulose
TOP
Hand carved bookmatched Adirondack Spruce
SIDES
Solid tiger flame maple
BACK
Solid bubble figured maple
BRIDGE
Rosewood
FRETBOARD
Rosewood
NECK MATERIAL
Solid tiger flame mapleMahogany
FRETS
Lock pattern mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay
BRACING
X Bracing
TUNERS
Gold Kluson Deluxe tuners 
NUT WIDTH 1 11/16"
LOWER BOUT
17"
SCALE LENGTH
25.4"