Gibson / L1 Junior / 1925 / Natural / Guitar
This guitar is a real rarity, only made from 1919 - 1925, and in pretty good condition for a 87 year old guitar. Historically it's very desirable, it has the Gibson 'snakehead' headstock, and to add to the guitar's authenticity the tailpiece is stamped 'Patented July 19 1910'. Also it's a rare example of an arch top guitar with a central sound hole. Tonally it's voiced for blues and jazz - this is the predecessor to the flat top L1 that Robert Johnson famously played - and if you want to recreate that Robert Johnson or Leadbelly growl then this guitar gets you close. The feel of the guitar is just great - it really is like holding a piece of history, yet it plays really well, and it's still structurally very strong so you don't feel like you have to handle it with kid gloves. The guitar is in all original condition, and has one professionally repaired back crack which doesn't affect the guitar in any way, either tonally or structurally. Whether you're a collector or a player, this guitar is a true example of an overused expression - it has real Mojo. The guitar comes in a non original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.