This amazing vintage guitar is a full grand concert size flat top with a powerful resonant tone. The Gibson LG-2 is made from a special selection of woods: Spruce top and mahogany back with rosewood fingerboard and bridge and ivoroid binding. It uses the famous Truss Rod for a dependable, slim neck. The lacquered and polished finish has the traditional brown shading with sunburst on top.
Type: Acoustic Guitar
Style: Gibson LG - 2
Colour: Yellow Burst
Body Width: 14-1/8"
Three LG-1, LG-2, LG-3 models were all introduced in August 1942. But the LG1 and LG3 stopped production right after introduction (only about 100 of each model was produced in 1942), leaving just the LG-2 as the only model made through WW2. All three models had different top/brace materials. The LG-1 had a mahogany top and chocolate brown top finish, the LG-3 had a blond natural spruce top, and the LG-2 had a spruce sunburst top. So the most common war-time (banner logo) 14.25″ Gibson was the sunburst LG-2.
14 1/8″ wide Spruce “X” braced top, mahogany back and sides, single bound top and back (though some had triple bound tops), fire stripe teardrop pickguard, 19 total frets, rosewood fingerboard, rectangle rosewood bridge with black bridge pins, two pearl dots on bridge, dot fingerboard inlays, 3 on-a-plate tuners, sunburst finish. “Only a Gibson is Good Enough” banner logo. The only small body banner logo model made in great numbers during WW2.
In 1943 standard tortoise pickguard.1943-1945: Some war-time models have a mahogany top and/or maple back and sides. In 1946 the “banner” is dropped (still a script “Gibson” peghead logo).
Early LG-2 models are actually a decent little guitar, since it has “X” bracing.