Here's a remarkably original Gibson acoustic with the legendary '58 neck profile and a nice full tone with plenty of volume (especially considering its relatively small size). There's a slight compression hairline crack in the spruce top on the outer edge of the treble side lower bout (see photo 10) but no other cracks to the body. Original finish throughout, original nut, frets, bridge and pickguard. These tuners with black buttons aren't what you expect to see on a LG3 from the late '50s but we took these off and there are no other finish scars from another set so we're assuming Gibson found a box of earlier gears and decided to use them (not at all unusual for Gibson to send out instruments with parts unlike what they pictured in that year's catalog). While there are plenty of little nicks, dings and light pick scratches the only significant finish damage is the scrape on the back of the neck shown in photo 16.

If you've followed prices on LG3s from this period you know our price on this is low, and it's for a reason. If you check photos 14 & 15 you'll see a "sideways smile" hairline to the lower portion of the back of the headstock. This was apparently glued many years ago as the previous owner was unaware of it until we pointed it out. This tight hairline crack does not open when that portion of the neck is flexed. There's no sign of any other repairs to this guitar, and all the internal bracing and bridgeplate are original. Plush-lined chipboard case is probably also original, but of course if the new owner is going to be doing any significant traveling with this 60+ year old Gibson we would strongly recommend a hardshell case

stock no. 55419

ModelLG-3
Topspruce
Back and sidesmahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length24 3/4"
Bridge materialrosewood
Fretboard Materialrosewood
Neck materialmahogany
BracingX pattern
Electronicsnone
Neck profileC/D
Total frets20
Tunersoriginal
Finishlacquer
CaseOrig Chip
Serial NoT5211 18 (FON)
Bindingcelluloid