This is a vintage 1947 Gibson LG-2 flat top acoustic guitar. This particular script logo model example, with no visible FON (factory order number), is in fair original condition. Perfect for players, this heavily worn pre-war spec. LG-2 is original where it counts, and while it has been sanded in areas, is surprisingly intact with a couple small side cracks and no other breaks or repairs.
This ’47 Gibson LG-2 features: a bound spruce top with the original 3-tone sunburst finish, a bound mahogany back and mahogany sides, 1-piece mahogany neck with truss rod, a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, a Gibson script headstock logo (just post banner model), 3-on-a-side open back Kluson tuning machines with original plastic buttons, small-profile rectangular rosewood bridge with two pearl dots and the original black bridge pins, a faux-tortoise pickguard, original maple bridge plate, refined x-braced construction, and a non-original tweed hardshell case.
This guitar is a player’s dream. Though not accurate per original features, the guitar has ben re-fretted with jumbos. It plays like an electric guitar, yet still booms like a larger-bodied acoustic. The top is flat and void of cracks. The guitar resonates transparently and clearly. There is a small puncture on the lower treble side bout which resulted in two small parallel cracks, neither of which can be seen from within. There are no headstock repairs, no neck heal cracks, no top cracks and no cracks visible on the back. Finish has been sanded on the top, as well as, intentionally removed from the back of the guitar. There are two small pin holes from where a sound hole pickup was mounted. Also, there is a very old strap pin added to the side of the guitar by the neck heal. Structurally, this guitar is extremely solid.