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 extremely excellent all original condition and includes the original soft case and an era appropriate nylon braided strap! In incredibly intact condition, with no breaks, and no repairs, this small body x-braced acoustic sounds absolutely fantastic and would be perfect for either a player or a collector. Famous for being beautifully musical, this LG-2 produces a surprisingly rich sound for such a small size. Perfect for recording, since it lacks a booming low-end, and equally great for strumming on the couch, the LG-2 shouldn’t necessarily be considered simply the smaller Gibson acoustic, because it happens to offer an entirely different voicing altogether. So in that respect, it is a great addition for those whom already have a good Jumbo or dreadnought sized acoustic.
This ’47 Gibson LG-2 features: a bound spruce top with the original 3-tone sunburst finish, a bound mahogany back, 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 spec. reproduction plastic buttons, small-profile rectangular rosewood bridge with two pearl dots and the original black bridge pins, a faux-tortoise pickguard, refined x-braced construction and an original soft case
This variety LG-2 is known for being quite remarkable. Incredibly rich and robust, it resonates with incredible presence and volume. With a nut width that measures nearly 1 3/4″, a large profile D-shape neck, a perfectly flat Spruce top, and a pristine neck angle, it would be difficult to imagine a better sounding example. It is clear, balanced, and robust, with a voicing that will out perform some of the best pre-war Gibson jumbos when in front of a microphone. The original frets exhibit only the most superficial of playing wear, which enable effortless and highly comfortable action. There is a very small crack on the side of the guitar, on the upper bass-side bout. It is visible from within, but appears to be stable. It actually looks much worse in photos than in person. This is the only cosmetic issue on the entire instrument and can easily be touched up without notice by any competent luthier.