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Gibson / L48 / 1946 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

1946, one year after Banner Gibson’s were produced, is the only year Gibson produced guitars with the large Script logo without the Banner. By 1947 the more familiar squared logo came into production. 1946 is also the first year of production of the L48, so this is a particularly rare guitar. It’s a classic example of a Spruce topped archtop with Maple back and sides stained Walnut. The tone is darker and richer than most Maple back and sided archtops I’ve played, very full sounding, although there’s the tell tale sparkle in the trebles that makes Maple so popular. The neck is full and chunky feeling, and the action is very comfortable. The guitar’s in very good, all original condition, with just one repaired crack on the bottom rim, close to the end pin. The original pickguard and tuners are particularly eye catching. The other thing of note is that not only does the guitar come in it’s original hard case, but it still has it’s original bill of sale. The guitar just reeks of history. 

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Brands:
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Languages:
English
Specialties:
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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