Gibson LG-3 ADJ. Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1961)

Gibson  LG-3 ADJ. Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1961)

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Gibson LG-3 ADJ. Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1961), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 8118, natural lacquer finish, mahogany sides, back and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original black alligator grain chipboard case.

This is an extremely nice early 1960s example of Gibson's premier small body flat-top guitar, well-preserved with hardly any wear. The LG-3 is basically the same instrument as the LG-2 with a "finer selection" of woods and a natural top finish.

This turn of the '60s guitar has typical features for the period including the large tortoise pattern pickguard introduced in 1955, a small rectangular rosewood bridge with an adjustable saddle (hence the "Adj." in the name), a triple bound natural-finish spruce top with a single bound back, and block script Gibson logo.

This LG also has the fairly flat D-contour neck typical of 1960-62 and is a very comfortable guitar to play. Excellent-sounding and a very fine recording or performing guitar, with an active L.R. Baggs M-1 sound hole pickup included.
 
Overall length is 40 in. (101.6 cm.), 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.).

This is a superbly clean guitar with only minimal wear. The finish shows small dings and scuffs and there is one small repaired top crack off the lower point of the pickguard.

We did replace the bridgeplate with an exact replica as the original had been mounted a tad too far forward and the back edge had chipped out; it is now in the correct position! The guitar plays and sounds excellent and is sold with an easily removable L.R. Baggs pickup, wired to an endpin jack. Excellent + Condition.