Introduced in 1911 as an oval hole archtop, the L-4 is the oldest model name in the Gibson catalog. The company’s top-of-the line guitar until the L-5 debuted in 1922, the L-4 was redesigned with f-holes in 1935. It’s comfy 16″ body has always been popular with players reluctant to wrestle a huge guitar, and its fast 24 3/4″ scale rewards the hand with effortless stretch chords and lightning arpeggios. The Gibson L-4 archtop became jazz’s greatest rhythm instrument in the hands of six-string innovators like the virtuoso Eddie Lang in the 1920s and assured the company’s dominance of the guitar market even before the outbreak of World War I. But the L-4’s story – how it evolved from an acoustic guitar to the dynamic L-4 CES Mahogany Archtop of today – is perhaps the best illustration of Gibson’s historic dedication to endlessly refining and improving instruments that are already world class.
This instrument is part of the Gibson Historic Collection and in excellent plus to mint condition. The former owners (two) treated her well and she looks and feels great. Frets are like new and there are only a few very minor dings and small stuff. Beautiful unamplified tone and of course when plugged into an amp one will get that classic gibson archtop tone!! This one is also a lightweight at 3.05kg!
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- Three year Diamond Guitars warranty
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- This guitars comes with a new set of strings