1965 GibsonL-48 – Sunburst

Here we have a well-cared-for 1965 Gibson L-48 in Sunburst! This guitar truly has that vintage look, sound, and feel, all for an affordable price! This classic archtop features a mahogany top, back and sides, and a richly colored rosewood fretboard with pearl dots. The finish itself is in great shape for its age, with hardly any weather checking! This guitar features all its original components, with an added DeArmond pickup and volume and tone controls. Everything functions as intended, and the nicely voiced neck pickup can provides booming tones. The neck is exceptionally comfortable, with a 1-11/16 nut, first fret neck depth of .80” that gradually increases to .94” at the tenth fret.

Overall Condition: 8, tape residue by neck pickup and controls, light playwear, and worming on the back


  • Finish Details: Sunburst, Original, Great Condition with light playwear throughout, worming in the back, tape residue
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 5 lbs 1 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 10.55K
  • Electronics: Added DeArmond Pickup, with volume and tone controls
  • Hardware: Good Condition, patina on metal components, especially tailpiece
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Modern Road Runner Hardshell Case

Sku: G098

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