SOLD: Gibson L-130 Acoustic


May 28, 2013
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Got the itch for a Martin dreadnaught, so this beauty has to go.

This is prime "Ren Ferguson era" Gibson, if you're into such things.

Excellent condition, kept humidified, a couple of small dings on the top but nothing awful (pix coming soon of that).

Listed for $1350 shipped on Reverb, would do $1300 shipped here, obo

No trades, need to cover the cost of the Martin

Here's a write up from the guy I bought it from a few years ago:

2000 Gibson L130

The guitar specs and general information:

This 15-inch-wide acoustic/electric flat top guitar weighs 5.10 lbs. and has a nut width of just under 1 3/4 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches.

Solid Sitka spruce top, solid Bubinga body, mahogany neck, and rosewood fret-board with 20 frets and inlaid pearl floret position markers.

Six-ply binding on the top of the body, four-ply binding on the back. Checker board marquetry on the back of the guitar.

Head-stock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl crown inlay.

Serial number and "Made in U.S.A." stamped on the back of the head-stock. Individual Grover Roto-Matic tuners with half-moon metal buttons.

One Fishman active transducer pickup with an output of 9.60k.

Tortoiseshell pick-guard.

"Custom Line" combined white plastic bridge/tailpiece on rosewood base with white pins.

"The Gibson L-Series Small Body Line offers seven distinctive acoustics. Some are reissues of early Gibson small-bodies, and others bear a new Advanced body design for extended tonal range and volume...L-130. New advanced 00 body design with customized features and incredible sound. Equipped with an active transducer pickup. Antique Natural Finish”

Gibson was a pioneer in the development of small body guitars at the beginning of the 1900s with its 'L-Series Small Body' acoustics. The distinguishing elements of the L-series guitar dimensions were their 10 1/4" upper bout, 14 3/4" lower bout, and 8 1/4" waist. These smaller Gibson’s deliver a tonality that is best described in Gibson's 1934 catalog as a sound of 'perfect balance.' Today, Gibson aficionados still cherish the famous L- series acoustics, including the L-1 and L-00, which are still in use by today's blues and finger-style players. The L-00 was first released around 1929. Although simple in its appearance, the L-00 is popular for its vintage charm and its vibrant and balanced tonality. Note its 14th-fret-to-body design, and its classic Vintage Sunburst lacquer finish. It is also important to note that the L-00 originally was offered in an ebony finish, as well as a natural top finish that was released later in the 1940s. In 1999, Gibson has added a new dimension to the L-Series Line by creating a modified small body that has a tone and dynamic range that you will not believe until you hear it firsthand! This 'Advanced 00' body design has been incorporated into four of the six new L-Series model; The Working Musician 00, L-130, L-140, and L-150 Custom. The modification involves increasing the air volume inside the body while reducing the brace mass to achieve a wider range of tonality from the top wood. Never before has a small body offered such a giant sound, excellent play-ability, and distinctive beauty, all in one package. Gibson L-Series Small Body Acoustics, while achieving all the advantages of an acoustic that is comfortable to play in your home, still produce Gibson's rich, full sound. The L-Series models each display a dynamic range and balance that would impress any professional sound and recording engineer.