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 good all original condition! In incredibly intact condition, with no cracks, 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 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, and the refined x-braced construction.
This Lg-2 is in excellent original condition, and is ready to strum and enjoy. The neck angle is perfect, the bridge is solid, and the guitar plays like a dream. The only originality issue are the non-original bridge pins, otherwise, it’s 100%. This guitar displays heavy weather-checking, which is partially responsible to the unattractive seam check, which looks like a seam separation, though there is no evidence of an open seam. The original saddle is completely intact, and it’s height is currently perfect. Once again, there are no neck, headstock, nor heel breaks/repairs.
This variety LG-2 is known for being quite remarkable. Incredibly rich and robust, it resonates with incredible power. 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 Gibon 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.