1944 Gibson L-7 Advanced Model

1944 Gibson L-7 Advanced Model


The L-7 was Gibson's most popular 17" guitar, with the same size, scale and materials as the L-5. Interestingly, the L-7 of this era had a much more ornate inlay pattern than it's spendier cousin. This example shows the rare 'stacked diamond' trapeze tailpiece, shallower arch, and smaller f-holes of the prewar 17" "Advanced model" bodies.

Materials: Solid handcarved maple back, sides and neck; handcarved bookmatched solid spruce top; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and compensated bridge
Finish: Cremona sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.
Body size at lower bout: 17"
Scale length: 24 3/4" 
Nut Width: 1 11/16"



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