Welcome to Vintage Gibson guitars where you'll find reviews ,insites and a little history on gibson vintage guitars .... Enjoy
If you have any vintage gibson guitars that are posted on this site, you are always welcome to post a review,comment or detailed features ,im sure other guitar players who visit us would love to know ...

Important Note
: Due to the overwhelming amount of comments on this blog i cannot answer all the questions although id love to . You can still post questions hopefully somebody will help.

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gibson L-00Gibson L-0 L-00 & Blues King
During the 30s ( pre world war II ) The gibson L-0 , L-00 and the L-1 ( played by bluesmaster robert johnson ) were known as the cheaper model guitars .......










Gibson L-1 GuitarGibson L-1
In 1926 Gibson reintroduced the L-1 guitar as a flat top , worth about $50 at the time , in 1926-27 they were made with maple wood back ......






gibson l-2 guitar Gibson L-2
The gibson L-2 archtop was introduced in 1902 , it had an old antique style design to it , "the gibson " logo on peghead,....






gibson l-3 guitarGibson L-3
In 1902 to 1920 there was 4 gibson archtop acoustic guitars from the L series that were dispursed on the market , they were the gibson L1 , L-2 , L-3 , and L-4 .....










gibson l-4 Gibson L-4
Gibson introduced a finer grand concert size guitar model with the same timbers and old style design like the L1 and L3 called the gibson l4 .....






gibson l-12 Gibson L-12
The gibson L-12 , L-7 and the L-10 were gibson L models that were produced in the late 20s early 30s after the famous L-5 archtop acoustic guitar ....









gibson l-30 & l-37 guitars Gibson L-30 & L-37
In 1935 The gibson L-30 was introduced with a 14 3/4" wide body , standard flat back, had an adjustable bridge, trapeze tailpiece ...












Will add more gibson L models and guitar reviews soon .


35 Comments

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

this is to general public and anyone savvy in gibson appraisals and history. i have what looks like a baby gibson acoustic but from what i can tell it is an L G 3/4. this is the only printed lettering inside the guitar and 1956 written in pen or something. its a legit gibson i just don't know what model, how old, or the approximate value. if anyone can tell me my e-mail is d_iceij@sbcglobal.net. i'd greatly appreciate it. oh the guitar's measurements are 3 1/2" deep, 12 1/2" wide at widest base point, 17" long body, and 37" total length. thanks for any input.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous mack

i could be a 1956 LG-2 3/4 , these guitars were the short scale version of the regular lg-2 guitars ...They had wooden bridges and were made in sunburst finishes ... introduced in 1949 and discontinued in 1962 .

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I HAVE A GUITAR THAT LOOKS ALOT LIKE A L-30,L-37 MODEL SUNBURST. BUT IT IS ARCHBACK WITH NO VISABLE NUMBERS. IT HAS A ADJUSTABLE BRIDGE, IS 16" WIDE,41"LONG AND 3-1/4"HIGH. I WAS HOPING THAT SOMEONE KNOWA WHT MODEL IT IS.
THANKS FOR ANY INFOYOU CAN SUPPLY.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i dont think anybody can help you without seeing a pic .. there are millions of guitars with the same specs you have described .

 

  Posted By : Blogger bigtony

gibson l2?? i bought ebay item 300159094297 which you can see all the pictures. it has a mop straight the gibson logo. i don't think this is an l1. also the i'm pretty sure the serial number has it as a 1927. any help is GREATLY appreciated. joedylan777@yahoo.com
thanks very much

 

  Posted By : Blogger bigtony

gibson l2?? i bought ebay item 300159094297 which you can see all the pictures if you put that number in on the ebay search. it has a mop straight the gibson logo. i don't think this is an l1. also the i'm pretty sure the serial number has it as a 1927. any help is GREATLY appreciated. joedylan777@yahoo.com
thanks very much

 

  Posted By : Blogger josht81

can someone please tell me what kind of Gibson acoustic guitar i have and when it was made

 

  Posted By : Blogger josht81

can someone please tell me what kind of Gibson acoustic guitar i have and when it was made....................davidtavares1873@comcast.net

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson that has LG 6 (I think) printed on the inside. I was going to sell it to a guy at a music store, but he only offered to pay me $120; surely it is worth more than that? Help please? It has a serial number that dates it in the early 60's. How much is it really worth?? Thanks so very much!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I recently retired and own a Gibson 1941 L-7, blond archtop, with an original, hand wound, D Armond "guitar mike". I was told that there were very few blonds created. Can anyone point me to where I might find such info? or better yet, if you know how many were actually made, just tell me! Thanks, Dave
rtwinkie2@yahoo.com

 

  Posted By : Blogger cindycollins07

I have an old Gibson. It was passed down from my G. Grandmother.
The history so I'm told goes like this.... It was made in 1927. My G.mother said it was a mandocello and that Gibson only made 27 of them.(Maybe a proto-type?)In doing research, it looks more like an L-1.
There is a white faded tag with what looks like a serial # on it A-0014. There is another white tag that has a faded name on it. ( could this be a craftman's name)?.
It has The Gibson in fancy letters on the peg head, the frets are inlaid mother-of-pearl, and the tunning pegs are made of ivory.
Any help in solving this mystery will be gratly appreciated!

 

  Posted By : Blogger cindycollins07

Forgot my e-mail address.
cindycollins07@aol.com or

cindycollins07@gmail.com

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have seen an older archtop guitar that looks like an old Gibson. Inside it reads L921 then 6950. any suggestions as to what it is?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a 1918 L1 in perfect original condition. Does anyone out there know what it is worth? I have offers up to $7000.00 is that a fair price? I live in California, bay area is there someone out here that can appraise it? williammarci@earthlink.net Thanks Bill

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a 1994 Gibson L2 centennial. On the label it reads 32 of 100 made. Any idea how much these go for?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a limited edition 1994 gibson L2. Any idea how much these go for?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Does anyone EVER respond to these requests?????

 

  Posted By : Anonymous unclesib

anyone ever heard of a gibson L6s solid body electric? bought it about 38 years ago

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson L4 that has a S/N that puts it somehwere around 1928. It has had the neck re-set and a later model fretboard put on. when I got it it was in the wrst condition you could ever imagine. I paid nearly $1,400 for it and still do not know if it was a good buy. I was able to play it just a little in its condition and it had a great sound. I took it home and tweaked the trapeze to coincide with the reset neck and it plays like a dream. I do not believe in leaving a vintage guitar in the shape it is found if it is moldy and gunky with build up etc. So I cleaned it up and it is a great instrument. I also believe in performing with such an instrument if it has what it takes. Does anyone have experience at taking a vintage instrument and making it stage ready?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

It's unclear as to what year my LGO (Small) Acoustic all-mahogany student model perhaps? 1962 or 1967, or 1969... ser# starting w/ 432,xxx. Stamped in back of head- no-"Made in USA" strange hint: plastic bridge & pickguard... ?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I would like to build an L-1 flat top tribute for my own enjoyment. The reissues are too high and the new Epi's have a different lower bout shape. I understand some of them had three piece necks, (mahogany, ebony & ?), along with maple sides and back, and of course a spruce top. Others had mahogany sides and backs. I have been unable to locate an original to measure, and I have searched the usual places for designs. No luck so far. Has anyone built one or know for sure where a set of blue prints could be purchased? I would prefer to measure an oldie from the 20's or 30's, rather than a re-issue. Even an accurate outline tracing of the body would be better than what I have now.
Any help is appreciated.
stc1954@cox.net

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Gibson LG serial # 283048. head stock does not have gibson? Serial # stamped on back of head stock. Help

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

hey, does anybody know anything about the Gibson Jubilee? It's a 3/4 size acoustic (flat-top I believe) that was made around 1970. I have one, but I've always had trouble finding information on it. Just curious to learn a little more about it.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson LG7 sunburst box guitar. Serial number is located inside on the headstock. Numer is T 6119 10. I bought it used in 1968. Can anyone identify the year?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Have a gibson L-Go suppose to be a 1962, s/n is 51726 any idea about the year

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson L-1, Serial number 20459, Pat. Mar 30th 1909 with a very distressed case. I am thinking it's worth 3k. Is that figure a solid ballpark?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson Custom L5S Black with solid white binding around the body and the neck and gold hardware; serial number 73427042. Very fancy. Any ideas about a value? Thanks

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i have a gibson flat top inside #2003 next to the # in red pincel the #13 what guitar do i have

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Edward

I have Gibson LGO 241956. When was this instrument made. Any ideas about a value?

 

  Posted By : Blogger freda bradley

i got 1966 gibson 6 string box with a letter inside L G 3 what it might be worth

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a 1936 F hole L30 serial #1042B then the number 21 handwritten in red ink. it is in very good condition. What is the value of such an Old Guitar. marc.robinson65@yahoo.com. Put "Guitar" in subject line. thank you

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have an LG-1 Gibson acoustic, #100152. Any idea on the age?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

This is a great place to get some info on the L-1!! I bought my 1911 L-1 on Ebay when it was just an infant on the net. I had bid $50.00 and no one else bid on it. Well to make a long story short, I won the bid and did get the guitar for $50.00! Plus the woman paid to have it packed up and shipped to me via Fedex. I sent an email to her asking for her phone number and then called her to say the guitar was worth much more than that and what would she really take for it. She said a winning bid was a winning bid and went on to say it was her husbands and he bought it new at a music store in NYC back in 1911. The only bad thing is that the pickgard crumbled in transit so I am looking for an orgiginal or an aftermarket guard that is proper to the guitar. I can be reached at clearyr95@gmail.com if you have one or know where one may be purchased. Thanks in advance..

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

This is a great place to get some info on the L-1!! I bought my 1911 L-1 on Ebay when it was just an infant on the net. I had bid $50.00 and no one else bid on it. Well to make a long story short, I won the bid and did get the guitar for $50.00! Plus the woman paid to have it packed up and shipped to me via Fedex. I sent an email to her asking for her phone number and then called her to say the guitar was worth much more than that and what would she really take for it. She said a winning bid was a winning bid and went on to say it was her husbands and he bought it new at a music store in NYC back in 1911. The only bad thing is that the pickgard crumbled in transit so I am looking for an orgiginal or an aftermarket guard that is proper to the guitar. I can be reached at clearyr95@gmail.com if you have one or know where one may be purchased. Thanks in advance..

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Gotta love some of these dumbass posts - " I have a guitar, but I don't know what kind it is, can anyone tell me? "

 

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