Gibson’s L-00 flat-top guitar made its first catalog appearance in 1932 amidst many improvements across the steel string acoustic line. The L-00 model was Gibson’s lowest priced name brand flat-top acoustic guitar with humble appointments including a stencil painted script “Gibson” logo, single layer top and back binding, and simple pearl dot fretboard inlays. It was offered in a standard sunburst finish or an opaque black finish on and off throughout its production run completing in 1945.
This clean 1939 Gibson L-00 has survived in wonderful condition and is ready for the stage, studio, or collection. Repairs include a neck reset with new bone saddle, bridge reglue, and refret all professionally completed by Jason Burns (Burns Repair). All parts are original to the guitar with the exception of bridge pins, frets, one replaced tuner screw, and strings. Two small hairline cracks in the back were glued hide glue and did not require cleats. There is a very small area of touch up in front of the bridge. The rare amber Kluson open back tuners are original to the guitar and were only installed on the model for about a year’s time. We’re thrilled to offer this stunning little Gibson with attractive aesthetic and raw bluesy acoustic tone for which these guitars are known.