Gibson / L-7 / 1942 / Sunburst / Guitar
The 1930’s and 40’s were a true golden era for Gibson’s archtop line: a period that produced some of the most sought after and famed instruments. Choice Maple and Spruce was abundant, and this guitar is built with stunning pieces of both. Introduced in 1932, the Gibson L-7 was Gibson's most popular professional sized archtop. Identical in all but cosmetics to the costly L-5, the L-7 was highly prized by working players for it's warmth, projection and playability. It features a hand-carved solid Spruce top; solid figured Maple back; three-piece Maple neck; Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram mother of pearl inlays; and solid bone nut. This example is in great refinished condition, with upgraded deluxe Kluson tuners, it has a fantastic looking top and back, with no cracks or repairs. The tone and projection of the guitar are very impressive, voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing. It has a very comfortable neck with easy action, making it a dream to play, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue. The guitar comes in a Hiscox flight 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.