Condition of Instrument

This just extremely clean for it's age. We are thrilled to have this in our inventory and to be able to offer it to you. The center back seam has been repaired a long time ago with 2 round cleats. Gorgeous natural play wear with original frets! Pickguard and brackets are all original with no shrinking.

Tonal Evaluation

This L-4 has an especially warm and brilliantly nuanced voice. The treble response is bright and its voice projects freakishly well with enviable clarity. The bass is round and expansive, yet earthy and precise. The mid-range has that elusive "bark" "growl" and "snap!" so coveted in acoustic archtop instruments. This special piece is easily one of the most dynamic instruments we currently have in the shop.


Model1916 Gibson L-4
Finish ColorVintage Sunburst
Body Type16" Lower Bout, 12 frets clear of body
Top WoodCarved Spruce Top
Back & Sides WoodMaple
Neck Wood2-piece Mahogany with Walnut Center Seam
Neck Dimensions1.090 1st - 1.250 7th
Scale Length24 1/2"
Width at Nut1 3/4"
TunersOriginal open-back three-on-a-plate, oval white buttons
TailpieceTrapeze w/pins anchored in tortoise celluloid plate
CaseVintage Hardshell Case

Why Order from Wildwood Guitars?

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

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Wildwood Pre-Owned
Serial Number: 31211

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