1944 Gibson Banner (Maple) LG2 Guitar
(Serial No. none) Excellent condition all original wartime example of Gibson's most popular small body flat-top guitar model. This guitar is probably either a 1943 or a 1944. Has the original sunburst top finish and dark back and sides. Has the rare maple back and sides and a x-braced spruce top, tortoise pattern pickguard, tapered headstock, small rectangle bridge, single bound top and single bound back, and the gold Gibson script peghead with the "Only a Gibson is Good Enough" banner. 1-3/4 inch nut with a chunky rounded profile, not the usual "half baseball bat" profile of most Banners. Very playable neck. The original open back strip Kluson tuners have new buttons. Great sounding guitar with a nice low action, as the neck was just reset and the bridge reglued. A small hairline center seam crack was glued and cleated. Completely solid and a great playing and sounding guitar. Here is a short video clip of this instrument played by luthier Richie Dotson. Wonderful for ragtime or fingerstyle playing. Comes with a newer hardshell case
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