1966 Gibson LG-1 Flattop Guitar

While not as acclaimed as its fancier stablemate the LG-2 (or, later, B-25), LG-1s are great guitars in their own right. They're a bit drier-sounding, chunkier, and woodier -- thanks to their ladder-braced tops. I like them best fingerpicked or in open tunings, but as flatpickers they're really nice, too, and their voice records really easily. They sound distinctly "old-timey" and Elvis, who used them throughout the '50s and '60s in movies, can't really be wrong about favoring the model, no?

This one came in on consignment and it looks nice overall. There's muck-up in front of the replacement bridge and a couple of repaired (very tight) hairline cracks on the lower bout, but overall it looks great. Post-repairs, it's also a perfect player and has a slick, fast feel and good saddle height. Because it's a '66, the neck has the narrow nut width and slim C-shape to its rear. It's all-original save bridge, saddle, and bridge pins.

Repairs included: a neck reset, fret level/dress, replacement bridge (I had to use a Martin-style one because one had been used in the past and so the finish was mucked-up anyway -- this originally had a plastic bolt-on type), new bone saddle, replacement bridge pins, very thin bridge plate cap (1/32" ply), light cleaning, a few cleats for the old hairline repairs on the top, and a setup.

Setup notes: action is low and fast at 3/32" EA and 1/16" DGBE at the 12th fret. The neck is straight and the truss rod works and there's plenty of saddle to adjust height. Strings are currently 52w-11 gauge but it'd be perfectly fine with 54w-12. 

Scale length: 24 11/16"
Nut width: 1 9/16"
String spacing at nut: 1 3/8"
String spacing at bridge: 2 1/8"
Body length: 19"
Lower bout width: 14 3/8"
Waist width: 9 1/2"
Upper bout width: 11 1/4"
Side depth at endpin: 4 1/2"
Top wood: solid spruce
Back/sides wood: solid mahogany
Bracing type: ladder-braced
Fretboard: rosewood, synthetic nut
Bridge: rosewood, bone saddle
Neck feel: slim C-shape w/~12" board radius

Condition notes: two old tight hairline crack repairs on the lower bout (barely visible), replacement bridge, finish muck-up in front of the bridge (including an old plugged hole -- though I touched-up the color with some yellow-tinted finish on top of it), finish overall in excellent shape throughout though the top has some nicks and dings here and there and, of course, the mentioned bridge-area finish stuff.

It comes with: its original black Gibson chip case -- in decent shape.