Gibson 1934 L-Century Acoustic Guitar -Vintage  From Gibson Guitars

Incredible, rare 1934 Gibson LC!!!


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This guitar sounds like nothing else. By far, one of the coolest vintage pieces I've ever gotten in. It was conceived to capitalize on Chicago's "Century of Progress" exhibition ('33-'34). The eye-catching pearloid was intended to give it some innovative, modern flair. Tonally, it is warm, crisp, and defined in a way only old wood can be. It plays beautifully, too! 

Gibson 1934 L-Century Acoustic Guitar Demo

SoundPure acoustic guitar expert, Robinson Earle, demos this vintage 1934 Gibson L-Century acoustic guitar. It was conceived to capitalize on Chicago's "Century of Progress" exhibition ('33-'34). The eye-catching pearloid was intended to give it some innovative, modern flair. If you like what you hear or want to know more about the gear used in this video, check it out at or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!  

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Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Fon: 897
Top: Spruce
Back, and Sides: Maple
Repairs: Replaced tuners, replaced bridge, neck re-set, scalloped braces (possible re-top in the 40s due to the pickguard, braces, and type of sunburst, but top and back binding are identical. Braces could have been scalloped through the sound-hole) cleated crack repair under guard, interior patch on the upper bout, general wear and tear.