Gibson / L48 / 1947 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
This is a great example of a late 40's / early 50’s Gibson archtop - difficult to date exactly but the Mahogany top, back and sides dates it to 1947 - 51. The guitar has a beautifully faded tobacco sunburst finish, some of which has peeled off through countless years of play (but which make the woods easier to identify). The tone is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable neck and a good playing action - even beyond the 12th fret which is unusual on old archtops. It has a couple of sound posts fitted to provide stability and keep the arched top is good shape. As late 40's / early 50’s archtops go, this example looks, feels and sounds fantastic. It 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.