1929 Gibson L4 Guitar(Serial Number 55856) Nice old Gibson archtop here. The L4s as of 1928 have the distinctive round sound hole, the fingerboard flush to the rosette and pearl dot inlays on the fretboard. The round sound hole has a 7 ply black and white soundhole ring. The finish all over is original and I see no signs of refinish or overspray. It exhibits a beautiful patina along with the checking and surface cracking one would expect of a 90+ year old instrument. The binding is fine. Tuners and bridge appear to be original. Its missing the pickguard, and I suspect the tailpiece is a modern(ish) replacement. This is a solid player that I have enjoyed playing. The neck is as straight, frets are good, neck set is good. The action is low and comfortable. Plays well up and down the neck and no buzz anywhere. Has very good volume and clarity, but responds well to a light touch which is characteristic of top end arch tops. A top crack was repaired right next to the soundhole on the treble side. As this is glued and cleated there sould be no issues in the future. Great sound and action. Comes with the original hard case with a changed handle.
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