1959 Gibson LG-1 Vintage Acoustic Guitar Sunburst with Case, Baseball Bat Neck
Up for sale, a 1959 Gibson LG-1 in excellent condition, complete with the original faux alligator chipboard case. A well-kept, golden age Gibson, this LG-1 features a very hearty "baseball bat" neck profile carve, solid spruce top, solid Honduran mahogany back, sides and one-piece neck, and a Brazilian rosewood fretboard and bridge. Xtremely lively, bold and punchy. Instrument, this LG-1 has more projection and liveliness than typically afforded a ladder-braced Gibson, and theres a rich bark sitting just below the defined snap of the wound strings. Lenty of top end sparkle and sweetness, with a nice taut low midrange growl when you dig in hard with a flatpick. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and featherweight at 4lbs, this LG-1 features low action and fresh 12-53 strings. The one-piece mahogany neck has a a round. Round baseball bat C profile carve at the nut. Gaining even more heft higher up the fretboard and very easy-playing, measuring. 910" deep at the 1st fret and 1.045" at the 9th.
On the Brazilian rosewood fretboard, the original medium jumbo frets are intact. Recently leveled and crowned and showing just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The original nylon nut measures 1 11/16 in width, and the headstock retains a very clean gold Gibson silkscreen and original Kluson Deluxe single line tuning machines with stock white buttons.
Inor bends in D and G tuner arms, which still function as intended. The guitar benefits from a professional neck reset, and the neck meets the body at an ideal angle, ensuring decades of future trouble-free use. A corresponding compensated bone saddle has also been carved, slotting cleanly into the original Brazilian rosewood bridge.
- Body Color: Sunburst
- String Configuration: 6 String
- Model: LG-1
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Model Year: 1959
- Type: Acoustic Guitar
- Fretboard Material: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Handedness: Right-Handed
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Brand: Gibson