Vintage Gibson L4 Archtop



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Here’s a very nice Gibson L-4 Archtop Guitar. Arch-top guitars at this time were just about to change – note the round sound hole.

F-holes were introduced by Lloyd Loar on the L-5 in 1923, but they didn’t really catch on until the 1930s. Introduced in 1911 with an oval sound hole, the L-4 featured a carved spruce top, 16″ wide body, maple back and sides, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 20 frets, elevated tortoise pick guards, tailpiece with black pins, dot inlays on fingerboards, and an ebony bridge. The oval sound holes were changed to round sound holes in 1928.

This 1930’s Gibson L-4 is in good playing condition with original parts and finish. The Pick guard on it is in bad shape but original. It sounds great and plays well.


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