This is one of the nicest, almost all-original Gibson L-00s Gryphon has had in a while, and unlike a lot of old guitars that seem almost too clean to be true this one sounds really good as well. All original bracing and bridge plate, with no sign of loose braces ever needing repair. The neck neck was well reset and refretted recently, not by Gryphon, so it plays very well. There is a small repaired pickguard crack under the strings. The finish is crazed, but is otherwise in fine condition. The original tuning machines were replaced with a vintage set with black buttons.

Gibson introduced the L-00 in 1931 and it made its first catalog appearance in 1932. The L-00 was the lowest priced Gibson-branded flattop at the time and while it was designed with modest cosmetic appointments, including a stencil painted script “Gibson” on the headstock instead of an inlaid logo. This particular guitar was made around 1940--it has the back binding Gibson started using in 1937--and it’s light, lively and sound like a firecracker. Because L-00s were modestly priced, they tended to get roughly used but this example is in fine cosmetic and structural condition. Includes a recent vintage Ameritage hardshell case.

stock no. 56603

ModelL-00 Sunburst
TopAdirondack Spruce
Back and sidesMahogany
Nut width1 23/32"
Scale length24.75"
Bridge materialRosewood
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
CaseNew Hard
NotesGruhn appraisal included Ameritage Case
Serial NoFG2011