1949 Gibson LG-2
Posted on August 08 2019
The Gibson LG-2 was introduced in 1942 as the next iteration of their 10 year old L-00 model. It featured a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, X style top bracing and a lower body width of about 14 and 1/4". With a lightly braced top and smaller sound chamber, the LG-2 produces a lot of volume from lighter picking hand. It's got warm, trebly mid range and a full low end thump. This lovely late 1949 Gibson LG-2 is in excellent playing condition and ready to get back to work. It spent decades in the closet but is now ready to be played professionally. Rare features include a wider transitional nut with (43.5 mm or 1 91/128"), tapered headstock and solid rims with cloth side supports. By 1951, the nut width had settled at 1 11/16", the headstocks were no longer tapered and the rims were now laminated. Repairs include a neck reset, bridge reglue, multiple braces reglued, replaced tuner plastic buttons and three top cracks glued. The neck reset required a new saddle but the original nut is still installed. The setup on this one is just like it came from the factory with a straight neck and low action. The frets have light wear but still have a full life ahead of them. There's a factory imprinted "2" on the back of the headstock indicating this guitar was a second. This is nice with standard checking and light wear. This guitar has a lot of songs to write. This gorgeous 1949 Gibson LG-2 is in nice aesthetic and solid structural condition. It's ready to go on the road, in the studio or in your private collection. Call the number at the top of the screen or use the contact form on the right to speak with me directly about this clean 1949 Gibson LG-2 acoustic guitar in its original alligator chipboard case.