Gibson / LG2 / 1943 / Sunburst / Guitar
The LG2 was made from 1942 - 1962, but a Banner logo LG2 is a rare find, only available from 1942 - 1946, and is one of the most desirable Gibson models available. During the war they were only made in small numbers, and this is one of the earliest examples you'll find, featuring the very desirable 'skunk stripe' neck. The LG2 is a 00 size guitar with very desirable X bracing, making the guitar extremely resonant - a surprisingly big sound for a small bodied guitar. It features a Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides which give the guitar a real warmth and depth. The most obvious difference of the early 40's LG2's is the neck - it's fat and chunky - meaning it carries fuller tone and greater sustain than it's later 40's equivalents. The guitar is in well played condition, quite scruffy in places, and the tone has only benefited from this - what a sound..... the guitar practically plays itself, it just oozes character, very mellow and smooth - a real joy to play. The guitar looks and plays great - although it has some back binding missing and once had a tailpiece fitted - and comes in it's 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.