: From information that I am receiving from
: various sources, as well as my own research,
: it looks like this is not a 1940's vintage
: guitar, as I had believed, but a post ww2
: guitar. I base this on the style of the
: Gibson logo on the headstock. Other sources
: have told me that it is an LG-2, or,
: perhaps, an LG-1. I am now guessing that the
: vintage is more like 1947-1949. But, I still
: cannot identify the exact model or date.
: There are no dates or stickers in the unit.
: Any other thoughts as to the potential value
: and identity and date would be appreciated.
: I do have pictures, and can post, or take,
: any that are necessary to better identify
: this guitar.
: --Previous Message--
: Boy, I would sure go ahead and have the work
: done. In good playable condition the guitar
: would likely be worth over $1500. Perhaps
: much more, depending on condition and
: especially if the original bridge is
: and the repair is done well and is not very
: noticeable. I have seen L-00's going for
: $2500 and they weren't really in mint
: condition. You don't really have to send the
: guitar to Gibson, or neccesarily an
: authorized dealer, as the company and
: have changed quite a bit since 1940. There
: are many fine luthiers, more familiar with
: vintage guitars, accross the country, who
: could do this work for you, and it would be
: good to be in personal contact with the
: person working on your guitar. $400 sounds a
: little steep, but that may be due to the
: required to undo the damage of the original,
: amatuerish, repair. You might try some other
: boards, where advice on guitars abounds, for
: help in finding a top notch vintage luthier
: near you. Try
: Guitar's Gear forum[/url],
: Stefan Grossman's Woodshed[/url] or
: the IGS Forum[/url]. The only other advice I
: would offer is to do a complete job to bring
: the guitar to excellent playing condition so
: that action and intonation are right where
: you want them. Don't take any short cuts to
: save a few bucks. Any money you put into a
: good vintage guitar will likely increase the
: value even more.
: An L-00 makes a fine blues guitar, eh, Ari?
: All for now.
: John C.