Product Code: 0937
1933 Gibson L-Century (sold)
FON 708. What an example of this great creatively designed Gibson guitar. I do love these. Built to celebrate: "The Century of Progress Worlds Fair" in Chicago, 1933-1934 (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair ) this model by Gibson has class, style and a tremendous voice that is only rivaled "maybe" by a Nick Lucas. Basically the same build other than a slightly deeper body on the N.L., the L-Century has solid figured maple rims and back with a solid Red Spruce Adirondack top, maple neck and brazilian rosewood bridge. Faux mother of pearl fingerboard and headtstock veneers with stylized inlays on both. Script pearl Gibson logo and beautiful figured pickguard. This particular example, being 1933, has the tiny burst to the center of the guitar with a ruddy brown to black surround. It is in staggeringly great and all original condition. With it's original hard shell case, it is a superb survivor and one that must have tales to tell. Just an amazing time capsule of an amazing guitar from an amazing moment in the Great Depression. Whew !!!