Gibson LG-1 1959


Product Code: GF5280

$ 4,000.00
$ 4,000.00

In the early 1940's, during the second World War, Gibson introduced the LGs, a series of student model guitars. This particular model, the LG-1, was then offered as a less-expensive option of the three, featuring ladder-style bracing, compared to its x-braced counterparts, the LG-2 and LG-3. This particular model, however, sounds more like an LG-2, as its original bracing has been replaced with the X configuration, now the standard bracing pattern for flattops. This was done to achieve a stronger, more prominent resonance. This example had a neck reset and a refret, and the bridge, bridge plate, and tuners have all been replaced. This example also has a handful of cleated back cracks.


  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Brace pattern: Top was re-braced with traditional X bracing
  • Tuners: Non-original Schaller
  • Bridge: Replaced rosewood bridge
  • Scale length: 24 3/4"
  • Nut width: 1 11/16" (Caliper reads 1.66")
  • String spacing at saddle: 2 3/32"
  • Case: Non-original gig bag

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