Sonic Evaluation

If you're looking for a vintage archtop with tons of vibe, this '52 L-50 certainly fits the bill! It has an incredibly articulate attack that captures every detail and nuance of your right-hand technique, and it responds to player input with incredible immediacy. Its voice is woody, pure, and warm, and it has superb midrange presence. It projects like nobody's business, and there is no danger that you'll be drowned out at an acoustic jam. The highs are crystalline and sweet, and the lows are tight and well-defined. All in all, it is quite an inspiring archtop, and it will surely compel you to comp chords until the cows come home!

Condition Report

This '52 L-50 has accumulated plenty of awesome-looking vintage wear over the course of its sixty-eight year-long life. There are a couple repaired top cracks, and the original frets are in decent shape--they look like they were re-crowned at some point, and they now measure .034." Also, a previous owner installed a strap buttons. It comes with a non-original Ibanez hardshell case.


Brand Used
ModelVintage 1952 Gibson L-50
Finish ColorSunburst
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight4.74 lbs.
Top Wood3-ply Maple
Back & Sides3-Ply Maple
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck Dimensions.800 1st - .860 9th
Fingerboard MaterialBrazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12"
Fingerboard InlaysCelluloid Trapezoids
Scale Length24.75"
Nut MaterialNylon
Nut Width1 11/16"
BridgeBrazilian Rosewood
CaseNon-Orignal Ibanez Hardshell

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Serial Number: 57197

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