Besides the amazing condition and originality, this L-4C has another pleasant surprise waiting for you in the case: A Johnny Smith-style pickup already fitted for mounting at the end of the fingerboard, with a stiff faux tortoiseshell pickguard and all the necessary hardware. Being from the early '60s, this has the full-width neck (1 11/16" at the nut) with that iconic Gibson C/D profile that's consistent in depth up and down the fingerboard. This L-4C is original throughout with the exception of the pickguard, and the condition of the finish, the Kluson tuners, and the tailpiece is amazing (note the lack of fret wear). About the only changes to finish are very minor little holes around the end of the fingerboard necessitated by mounting the Johnny Smith-style pickup. The case is original and almost as clean as the guitar, with the Gibson badge under the handle. A versatile Gibson archtop that would be great for acoustic swing band work, or with the floating pickup mounted would work equally well for contemporary jazz.

stock no. 60374

Model214ce-K DLX
TopSitka spruce
Back and sidesLayered koa
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25 1/2"
Bridge spacing2 3/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialSapele
ElectronicsExpression system 2
CutawayYes
InlaySmall diamonds
BindingCream
RosetteThree ring, plastic
Total frets20
TunersChrome (100/200)
FinishGloss
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2203301143
BracingForward shifted pattern