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Gibson / L-1 / 1907 / Natural / Guitar For Sale

This is the first incarnation of Gibson’s L-1, using a fixed bridge and attached fingerboard, so it actually feels more like playing a flat top, and a 12 fret join to the body. It was 1908 when Gibson used an arch top tail piece and elevated fingerboard, and a 13 fret join. This is the 12 1/2” Standard model, which is similar to a parlour guitar. The guitar’s in surprisingly good condition for it’s age, and is really playable. It has  a punchy sound, with a warm dryness though the midrange, and a compact and articulate low end. It's a fun guitar to play raggy-jazzy tunes on, as well as the blues, and cuts through any mix. It’s like playing a piece of history, yet it feels strong enough to gig, has a very comfortable feeling V profile neck, and easy playing action.  It comes in a non original hard case.

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

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.

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