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1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar
1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar

Serial Number: 55968

1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst Acoustic Guitar

Condition: Used


  • Free Continental USA shipping
  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$2,499.99
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We take trades from anywhere in the USA! Learn more about our trade-in process, or contact us to get your trade-in appraised.

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Financing (like a credit card, with a credit check)

  • Affirm 0% financing up to $17,500
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To get started: add gear to your cart, start the checkout process, and then select Affirm or Klarna as your payment option. You will do a super easy credit app and be good to go!

Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.

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RETURNS

You can return an item for any reason up to 5 days from receipt of the item, with the exception of international orders or instruments that have been modified at the customer's request. You will need to pay the return shipping cost and outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as applicable restocking fees dependent on your payment method (usually a 3-10% fee, specific amounts can be found at the link below).

We highly recommend reviewing our full return policy before purchasing so there are no surprises.

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1950-1951 Gibson L-50 Archtop Sunburst

TRADES - LAYAWAY - 0% FINANCING 

Weight: 4.5lbs

Case: Dreadnaught Alligator Econo Case

Year: 1950-1951 (Based on the FON number)

Cosmetic Condition:  Excellent considering its age.  There are various scratches all over the guitar as well as a wear mark on the back of the neck about the size of a thumb.  Last notable imperfection is some small finish cracks on the neck heel.  Overall it is in surprisingly great shape for a guitar that is over 70 years old.  

SETUP & INSPECTED BY OUR LUTHIER

Tech Notes:  The original tailpiece was replaced as it was broken and non-functional. Original tailpiece included in case, but it is in broken condition. New pickguard. Replaced tuners, originals included in case(no buttons).  Fret wear is light with small divots around the first and second position, high 4 strings. Small amount of board and fret wear in the first position as well.

The setup is comfortable at 5/64" action at the low E and 4/64" action at the high e. This is measured from the bottom of the string to the top of the 12th fret.  Truss rod adjusts properly and easily without hesitation, relief is measuring right around .008".  Strings used for this are 12-52 D'Addario Chromes flat wound.  Plays cleanly and easily up the board.  Small amount of fret wear doesn't affect playability. Stays in tune perfectly.  

When black lighting we noticed no breaks, cracks or repairs. Feel free to call and ask questions direct to the tech about any question of playability, condition or authenticity.  

Top Wood: Spruce

Back and Sides: Maple

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Questions?

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Testimonials

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