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Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar  

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    The only pure acoustic arch top ever built at Gibson Montana.

    Based on the original Gibson LC7, this acoustic archtop sports a hand-carved solid Sitka spruce top, hand-carved solid flamed maple back, and solid flamed maple sides. Parallelogram inlays on the bound rosewood fretboard join a bound headstock, fully multibound body, layered pickguard, tulip tuners, and classic trapeze tailpiece to provide elegant visual appeal. Very few of these guitars are made, all of them under the direct supervision of master luthier Ren Ferguson. 25-1/2" scale and X bracing deliver surprising snap and volume with unsurpassed tonal integrity.

    Features
    • Hand-carved solid Sitka spruce top
    • Hand-carved solid flamed maple back
    • Solid flamed maple sides
    • Bound rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlays
    • Bound headstock
    • Fully bound body
    • Layered pickguard
    • Tulip tuners
    • Classic trapeze tailpiece
    • X-pattern bracing
    • 25-1/2" scale

    It looks sweet because it IS sweet. Make it yours today. We guarantee it will be your favorite guitar ever.

     
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    GibsonL7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar
     
    4.0

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not Quite There

    Comments about Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar:

    I went to the Gibson factory in Memphis, TN yesterday. They had one of these in their storefront. I own a 1950 L-7CED. It is amazing. I just wanted to see what they did with the model. I know and understand aging, so I so we'll just get that subject out of the way. I thought it sounded good and had potential. The store didn't have the thing set up at all, so it was a struggle, but I knew with a little bit of tweaking it would be very nice. I do NOT agree with the x-bracing at all. Tonally and historically that isn't cool. All in all I would buy one of these maybe as maybe the only acoustic option available these days. Damn kids and their rock 'n' roll.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson L7-C

    Comments about Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar:

    I have what was sold as a 2nd the only problem I found was USA stamp not to deep in the head. The action was high. I replaced the bridge, but I think it was a good value for my guitar. If you have the cash to lay out I think it is well made.

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    4.0

    aging

    By java789

    from Juneau, Ak.

    Comments about Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar:

    These do not achieve their full tone for a number of years of age, to compare a 40s guitar to it is nickles and dimes. I've been impressed with just a years aging tone improvement on my new copy. I suspect the tone will not peak for another four years at least. It's called aging folks, you cannot expect it to sound like a 40's model overnight or right off the shelve. These things improve mightily with time because of the natural woods and finish.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gibson L7-c

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar:

    Intrument I played was Gibson's 1940's L-5 new "re-issue" guitar, which was about $5,000 brand new. I compared the new Gibson L-5 to a vintage Gibson L7-c at the same store. Almost all old guitars end up having neck/fret jobs and cracks. The vintage (late 1940's) Gibson L7-C was quite overpriced, had vertical cracks on the soundboard, was warped, and could not stay in tune. It would have required an estimated $1,500 or more to make it decent. At this level, I'd rather buy a new Gibson L7-c which can be adjusted quickly. Yes, you may not get that great "vintage sound", but sounding flat and out of adjustment for the sake of owning "vintage", may be self-defeating.

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    2.0

    Buy an old one

    By OnHawaiianTime

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar:

    Played a few of these, and none of them sound very good. They look great, but the tops/bracing just feel way to heavy. Almost like Gibson is more worried about avoiding warranty repairs than creating a great guitar. For this price, you can get the nicest late 1940s L-7 out there that will blow this modern version away.

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