June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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ANTIQUE GIBSON L-3 SUNBURST ARCHTOP ACOUSTIC GUITAR, serial number 53501, six string, spruce top with reddish sunburst or shaded finish, herringbone inlaid rosette, maple sides and back, ivoroid body and neck bindings, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl fret markers, headstock featuring slanted mother-of-pearl inlaid "The Gibson" logo in script lettering above decorative motif, having original Gibson interior label. Together with a modern hard-shell case including key. Two pieces total.

Condition: Good to very good visual condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, tailpiece and bridge replaced, repair to side at base of guitar, slight bowing of sides with separation at top to one side and at base, probably refinished with craquelure, lacking pickguard and components, case with minor wear.

Circa : Circa 1919.

Item Dimensions: 38" LOA, 13 3/4" WOA.

Provenance : From a private West Townsend, MA collection.

Estimate : 300 - 500

Attribution : Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co., Kalamazoo, MI.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,604.00
Estimate: $300.00 - $500.00
Number Bids:14