Gibson L-12 1934

Gibson L-12 1934

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Gibson L-12 1934By 1934, Gibson began to see a need to diversify its archtop guitar offerings in the face of a changing marketplace and new competition by Epiphone. In 1932, new less costly versions of the 16? f-hole archtop L-5 were cataloged as the models L-7, L-10 and L-12. This 1934 L-12 was one model below the L-5 at the time. Gold plated hardware, fancy banjo inlays and an ornamented headstock made a rich statement and set it apart from the L-5 with its simple block style fretboard inlays. It had a carved spruce top, maple back and sides and a mahogany neck.This example has replacement tuners, but originally had gold plated Grovers of the period.Courtesy D. Buettner

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