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‘This looks something like an old Gibson L5, but the headstock logo looks too new. 16 inch across. Number stamp on inside under F-hole reads 3744 18. Couldn’t find a reference to that number for ID. Plays like a dream, though
She’s a real looker, Chief...!
Mind if i ask how much she cost?
It looks just like this 1956 Gibson L-50.
It does look like an L-50 to me as well.
It belongs to an elderly neighbor and wife who are longtime musicians here in New Orleans. Saw it a their house one day and offered to check it out for them.
Just finished restringing her after a thorough cleaning and she plays and sounds like a dream. Figured it would be great for rhythm, but didn’t realize how great it would sound for leads. Really cuts through clearly. If it were mine, I’d remove the pick guard. It gets in the way of my dangling fingers when playing lead closer to the bridge.
Does clearly appear to be and L-50. Still trying to get an exact date per the number inside.
Plywood or solid? Looks cool. Yeah I bet a great one esp for rhythm.
This is a great box for sure - The top is solid, carved, 50/50 that the back is either solid slab cut carved maple or laminate. (though with the stain and grain it almost looks like mahogany)
These are killer guitars. the price should be in around 1850-2250 usd, if it were for sale. Swanky with the original pickguard. Tuners look like their brand new or a replacement (usually the buttons discolor with time).
Adolph, that number on the inside is probably a FON number. There are some resources on the web for dating guitars from these numbers such as: