Friday, 13 May 2011
POST # 631 EBAY PRICE GUIDE : Gibson 1928 L-3 archtop guitar
Real old school! Scroll down to see how much it sold for. Here's the blurb from the seller.
Here is a vintage 1928 Gibson L-3 guitar in excellent playing condition. All parts are original. It even includes the original hardshell case with a green velvet interior. Exterior of the case is a little rough, but very solid overall. Very cool vintage G & S logo on the nickel latches. The label in the soundhole has the 87267 serial number. This baby has a beautiful herringbone inlay around the oval soundhole that was only on the 1927-29 L-3 models. Very good neck angle.
The original finish has been worn or sanded off, although much of it remains. The back is maple and it has a carved spruce top. The neck is mahogany with an ebony overlay with "The Gibson" elegantly inayed. Ebony fingerboard and the frets are in very good condition. Frets look original. Original tuners with ivoroid tuning keys. These guitars have a 13 1/2" lower bout, 10" upper bout with a 24 3/4" scale. The guitar has a bright, punchy funky tone. Great for old time music, blues...whatever! Even the pickguard is in excellent shape which is kinda rare as they usually start to self destruct. The pickguard has a 1909 patent date on it and the tailpiece patented in 1910. A very cool piece of Gibson history. Pretty similar the the Gibson L-1 that Jack White records with (same body shape). Nice playing guitar with no issues as far as playability goes. The finish looks pretty good as is or would make a very cool refinsh project as everything is there. No expensive repairs or missing parts. Please email any questions. I have been buying and selling vintage guitars for over thirty years and you can trust my judgement. Thanks for checking this out.
Gibson 1928 L-3 archtop guitar
Item condition: --
Ended: Apr 17, 201109:52:18 PDT
Sold For: US $1,599.00