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2008 Gibson L-7C

Serial # 01848020. The Bozeman-built custom-shop Gibson L-7C is a cut-away 17" acoustic archtop with a finely carved Englemann spruce top and figured maple back, X bracing, gloss sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and classic Gibson feel. The neck has a 1950's round carve, a nutwidth of 1-23/32" and a 24.75" scale.

The guitar is a modern take on the company's 1950's L-7c, but with a shorter-scale neck than the original for a lighter feel and more bass-end presence. It has a lovely full-bodied warmth for comping jazz chords, yet maintains that focused archtop clarity through single note runs. Stylistically, it's borrowed the classic L7 recipe -- simply bound body, fingerboard, and headstock, pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlays, pearl headstock logo and inlay, laminated bevel-edge black pickguard, and nickel hardware.

In excellent condition, the guitar shows very little wear to its frets and finish, and is completely original. K+K pickup professionally added, with endpin output jack. Set-up in our shop.

With original hardshell case and documentation

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