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Gibson / L-48 / 1953 / Sunburst / Guitar

Up for sale is this cool Gibson L-48 Archtop guitar from 1953.

FON : Y 6881 (in lower f hole)

Overall very good condition.

The unbound headstock wears the Gibson block logo.

Original closed back, 3-on-a-plate Kluson tuners with probably newer buttons.

Nice mahogany C-profile neck topped with rosewood fretboard with dot position inlays.

Thin frets show some wear especially in the lower positions but are still good enough.

Action and playablility are very good. Truss rod works fine.

Nut width is the desirable 1 11/16 inch (= 43 mm)

16 inch wide body - spruce top - mahogany back and sides - no cracks

Original floating RW bridge

Original tailpiece

There are 2 elegantly filled holes: one on the top (where once was a control knob of a pickup system) and one on the right upper bout (where once was a strap button)

Comes with a non original soft case


Instrument sold

MojoGuitar, Belgium  

Contact name:
Simon Rees
Martin and Gibson
English, Dutch, French, German
Used and vintage Acoustic Guitars
Opening hours:
The Mojo Guitar shop is open on appointment only

Mojo Guitar is Belgium's online vintage guitar specialist , with:

• Specific interest in vintage, rare and used guitars (mainly of the brands Martin and Gibson)
• Focus on buying, selling, trading, appraising and of course …. playing the guitar!
• Worldwide shipping

We are located in Belgium, in Sint-Martens-Latem (near Ghent).

The shop is open on appointment only.

Contact Simon: 

Mobile: +32/479/28.85.00

Email :


We prefer payment by bank transfer. Paypal upon request. 


If local pick-up is not possible, we ship your guitar. We usually ship with FedEx.
With the high quality of instruments that we offer, we recommend you to use this safe and reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests.


Merchandise is sold as seen. Please ask all questions and view all pictures thoroughly before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. 
If you have bought through mail order or via website sale which requires the item to be shipped and you are not absolutely happy with your purchase you may return it to the shop, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund less all applicable shipping charges.
The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left the shop. 
Mojo Guitar will not be held responsible for any issues with shipping agency (loss or damage) in returns.


Once we have received the returned item, you will be reimbursed with the total amount you paid for it (minus the shipping fees and a 10 % restocking fee may be applied) 

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