Gibson / L30 / 1936 / Black / Guitar For Sale
Introduced in 1935, and only available in a black finish until 1936, this 1936 Gibson L30 is a striking looking example in very good condition. It’s quite rare to find an example with it’s original tortoise pickguard, and the guitar also features a 1936 Liberty nickel set into the headstock below the script logo, which is a classy touch. The tone is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable neck - quite chunky - and a great playing action all the way up the neck. It has the kind of playwear you'd expect from an 84 year old guitar, and lots of great looking lacquer checking. The guitar is in very good condition, with a repaired back crack. It looks, feels and sounds fantastic, and has the kind of vintage vibe that is impossible to replicate in a reissue. The guitar has an active LR Baggs pickup fitted, with the battery pack mounted next to the end pin, and 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.