Exc(-) condition • 24 3/4″ scale length
1 11/16″ width at nut • 2 1/8 pin spacing
Really, the entire 1940’s were a great period for Gibson making fine sounding guitars and this 1948 Gibson LG-2 guitar is no exception. The famous “banner” guitars of the war (1942-1945) are held in high esteem by collectors, but the hidden story is that these post-war guitars were every bit as good. The LG series had models LG-0 and LG-1 built with ladder bracing, but the LG-2 (sunburst), and the LG-3 (natural), were built with X-bracing and are much more revered for their sound.
Mahogany back, sides and neck with Spruce top. Sunburst all original lacquer finish, with areas of dry flaking lacquer. Blackened peghead overlay has Gibson logo decal at top and truss-rod cover near nut. Nice newer professional bone nut. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard has large pearl dot position markers. Multiple cream bindings around top edge of body. Back edge of body is single bound. Rosewood heelcap. Soundhole rosette is cream/black/cream purflings. Probably has a newer professional copy Brazilian Rosewood bridge, with intonated bone saddle. Original tortoise pickguard. Black wood bridge pins, black endpin and black metal strap button professionally installed in neck heel.
This guitar is coming to us after being owned and used by a favorite local musician who collects and uses several ’40’s Gibsons. It has been professionally maintained and used on many performances and recordings. It needs nothing, its all original, and it sounds great. Comes in new Superior hard Case.