1931 Gibson L-1

Acoustic concert size flat top guitar


1931 Gibson L-1.

Flat top acoustic guitar.

Rare and interesting X-braced 12-fret L-1. These are about the lightest, most responsive and lightly-built guitars Gibson ever made.

Fabulous sounding guitar with a big, open and balanced voice. A fingerpicker's dream, this guitar is just as lively with a flat pick.

The Gibson L-1 was an archtop model from 1902 to 1925. In 1926, it became a 13.5" wide, rounded body flat top. In 1931, the model got a wider 14.75" body, more squared at the bottom. This one for sale is one with the latter specs.

Overall length: 38.5" (97,8 cm)
Width at lower bout: 14.75" (37.5")
Depth at the end block: 4.25" (10.8 cm)
Width at nut: 1.75" (44 mm)
Scale length: 24.75" (629 mm)

  • Solid Adirondack Red Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Mahogany neck
  • Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Hand-rubbed burst finish
  • White celluloid front and back bindings
  • Three-on-the-plate tuners with white buttons
  • "The Gibson" headstock logo



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