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Gibson L-12P 1948


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A very rare 1948 Gibson L-12 Premiere. Only 61 Gibson L-12Ps were produced in 1948. With its gold hardware and triple-bound body, this 17-inch Gibson fell between the high-end L-5 and mid-range L-7.

This L-12P has a 17-inch body with a carved spruce top and maple back and sides. The chunky maple neck features a truss rod and a rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlays. Furthermore, the headstock is finished with a beautiful stinger and original gold-plated Kluson tuners. Except for the pickguard, this Gibson is completely original.

Furthermore, the L-12P is equipped with a period-correct and precious vintage DeArmond FHC. Nowadays it is increasingly difficult to find and to dismantle without traces. A very tasteful upgrade if you ask us!

Apart from the usual traces of use, the instrument is in very nice condition. For example, the entire body has a beautiful crackle, which gives this vintage instrument a beautiful appearance!

Over the years the top has had a repaired center seam crack, see photos. This has been almost invisibly restored and has no consequences for the structure of the guitar.

The L-12P comes with a neat and original Lifton case.

Are you interested in this item? You’re welcome to check the instrument out at our store in Rijsbergen. Contact us to make an appointment via or +31 (0)76 230 50 69