Gibson LG-0 Acoustic Flat Top ( 1958 - 1974 )
In late 1958 gibson introduced the gibson Lg-0 , this guitar was a very popular guitar amongst students ...
it was an overall great sounding guitar and out performed most guitars in its price range ( listed at $85 in 1960 ) .
Price was low and affordable , the small neck made it comfortable to play,
the action was just right and the tone was full with a deep quality bass sound found on more expensive guitars.
In 1960 the Lg-0 guitar was listed in gibsons catalog as a top seller, early models ( 1958 to 1961 ) were superior in sound and quality because they were fitted with a brazilian rectangular rosewood bridge which works well tonally with mahogany tops.
In 1958 to 1961 the lg-0 had a straight rectangular rosewood bridge ( see pic courtesy of ebay) , mahogany top/body, round soundhole, black screwed on teardrop pickguard ,rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays , 24 3/4 scale , black peghead w/screened logo and were made in natural mahogany finishes .
In 1962 these guitars were selling so well that gibson was concerned with warranty repairs, gibson replaced the rectangular rosewood bridge with a plastic bridge screwed on by 4 bolts from the inside of the guitar , the plastic bridge was cheaper to produce and repair ,.
In 1968 gibson replaced the plastic bridge with a rosewood bridge and an adjustable saddle . The gibson lg-0 was discontinued in 1974 .
Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1958 - 1961 > $950 to $1200 ( lg-0 rosewood bridge )
1962 - 1966 > $600 to $950 ( lg-0 plastic bridge )
1967 - 1974 > $500 to $750 ( lg-o rosewood bridge )
1958 - 1961 > Avg Upward Trend Of 14% A Year Since 2000
1962 - 1974 > 3%
If you want to buy an lg-0 take a look on ebay once and awhile , you can find Gibson LG-0 Guitars For Sale at bargain prices .
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