Gibson L-Century of Progress Reissue Acoustic Guitar 1994 Sunburst
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In commemoration of Gibson's 100th year in business, the company re-issued a number of their most iconic vintage instruments. Among these was a guitar originally built to celebrate a different 100 year milestone - Chicago's 100 birthday. The original Gibson L-Century of Progress model was displayed in Gibson's exhibit at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair (itself titled A Century of Progress), and featured white pearloid fret board and headstock overlays. It was a unique looking instrument at the time, but a short-lived model. The last Century shipped in 1941 after a brief production period of 8 years.
Styled closely after the 1930's originals, the 1994 L-Century features the same iconic pearloid fingerboard and headstock, sunburst lacquer finish, figured maple back and sides, fire stripe pickguard and vintage-style Waverly tuners.
This beauty is in great playing and sounding condition, and bears very minimal wear and tear. Most of its life has been spent in its display case, only to be taken out occasionally for regular maintenance. One bridge pin has been replaced, and there are very light scratches in the top, a few in the front, that are too small to capture. Other than this this guitar is as clean as a whistle and ready to be loved! This will include its hard shell case as well.