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Estimated price for orientation: 4 750 $

Category: Electric Guitar

Brand: Gibson Body Type: 16" F-Hole Archtop Noncut
MPN: 91713 Model: L-12
Series: Hand Carved Archtop Dexterity: Right-Handed
String Configuration: 6 String Exact Year: 1934
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

A great playing example from the famous Lloyd Loar era at Gibson during the 1920's & 30's.The L-12 was the model just below the L-5.This particular one has a very rich tone and volume projection.The frets and fingerboard have little or no wear. The neck profile is excellent up and down the neck and is easily adjustable to the player's action height preferences via the original perfectly fitted bridge.There is an unimportant visible subsurface non-separated split-line in the back of the lower part of the neck. It is visible but that is all it is. It has been there for many decades and shows no signs of being active in any possible way, or ever getting worse. It does not extend past the back of the first tuning machine (high e string). (see photos of back of neck)). IT IS OF NO CONSEQUENCE WHATSOEVER, & in fact it adds a bit of vintage "charm & character", and may even be considered a tribute to the instrument's durability. - It also reduces the price for this great rare instrument, since in more pristine condition the price would be considerably higher.The pictures speak for themselves and everything is in good working order.The main attraction here is the great SOUND that comes out of these aged excellently crafted instrument grade woods.The perfectly fitted case is vintage in it's own right but not from the same era as the guitar itself; it is a Gibson from the 1970's and has a beautiful red plush interior which matches very well with the reddish amber sunburst color of the L-12.Enjoy, (to the next lucky owner of this rare gem from the past),Ozzy