Gibson LG-1 (1953)

  • Very Good + Condition
  • Year: 1953
  • Includes Original Soft Shell Case
  • Serial #: Y4281


The fighting tone of a Gibson flat top is unlike any others produced. A nice warm, dry Gibson is perfect for sitting in the mix, accompanying vocalist, performing finger style, or next to anything you really want it to do, and the LG-1 size is convenient for players with smaller hands. Designed as a student model, the LG-1 featured it's dry sounding ladder bracing which became a favored tone for some players.
This example comes to us in great condition, having a clean appearance thanks to a very nice overspray job, and frankly perfect setup. Cosmetically it's in very clean condition - likely from a past finish overspray. Some pick wear, checking, and overall small nicks present, notably a larger gouge at the peg head near the 5th string tuner. Overall its burst finish and binding are all strong putting this a cut above most that come through. It plays beautifully and has the classic dry Gibson sound.
The neck is straight and very playable with even, low action, but there is no real evidence of it having had a neck reset. That said, the saddle is very tall, but likely replaced, with some epoxy present on either end - which I believe was from someone lowering it slightly and trying to fill in the remainder of the slot. The action measures about 5/64" in height at the twelfth fret, with plenty of saddle. It has a 1 5/8" nut width and the standard 24.75" scale. The neck is comfortable C shape with a fairly mild taper up the heel. The frets are in good condition with even wear throughout - they are slightly low from having probably been leveled & crowned in its distant past. Reproduction Kluson Deluxe tuners present.
All in all, a very nice instrument suitable for a collection or certainly for any player who enjoys the feel and sound of one of the classic Gibsons. Comes with the original cardboard case.

Was: $3495.00

Now Only: $3149.00

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