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1930s Gibson L-00 Vintage Acoustic Guitar - Project, Needs Luthier Repair For Sale

1930s Gibson L-00 Vintage Acoustic Guitar - Project, Needs Luthier Repair

1930s Gibson L-00
Needs extensive repair and restoration!
You sometimes hear player's grade guitars being described as "rode hard and put up wet." This one's more like "rode hard and run over." She came from an estate sale and I unfortunately don't know any of the history. There are more issues than I can list, but I'll do my best to capture them all.
Starting from the top...The headstock has been refinished, so it's missing its original black color and painted on Gibson logo. The tuner buttons show decay - they are mottled white and rough and cracked. Tuners seem to work fine but show some spot rust.
The neck is likely refinished. The first five frets are wider and of a copper colored material - the other frets look older and have a nickel coloration. They may be original. One pearl dot inlay is missing. Fretboard has considerable wear, with divots in the first 3 or 4 frets and shows some finish overspray on the edges. Neck heel shows some scratches.
The top is refinished. The original firestripe pickguard has a dark outside edge, suggesting the guitar was originally a sunburst, which would have been typical. The pickguard shows some bubbling and evidence of decay. There are several unrepaired cracks running with the grain on the top of the guitar and the top is separating from the side with a long crack along the waist on the bass side. In the lower bout near the edge on the bass side, there's a repaired crack with some filler. There is a 1/2" gouge that's fairly deep immediately behind the bridge. The bridge has been anchored with screws. The top is very warped on several dimensions, as you can see in the picture.
On the bass side of the guitar there is a long displaced crack that runs from near the neck heel to near the endpin. It's displaced by 1/4" or more and shows evidence in some spots of a poor attempt at a prior repair.
The back of the guitar has been removed and is partially separated from the sides in a few areas. There are several unrepaired cracks and a poorly repaired crack. It has clearly been refinished.
Inside the guitar, there's plenty of excess glue and some crude cleats from prior repairs.
The neck block shows some faint numbers - perhaps 978?So here she is, in all her glory. Would be a great guitar for the aspiring repairman as you'd get a chance to practice some of everything on this one! Or perhaps a wall-hanger conversation piece the likes of which nobody else at your office has. If nothing else, I believe the neck could be saved and re-used on another vintage L-00.
The guitar will be shipped in a brand new Access Stage One hardshell case.
I've done the best I can to describe all of the issues with this guitar and have included several large pictures. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Have no idea what this one's worth, so I'll start with and let the market decide! Check my response and the return policy, then offer with confidence.
International buyers - please contact me for a shipping quote before offerding. I need to verify that the USPS offers Priority Mail service to your location.
1930s Gibson L-00 Vintage Acoustic Guitar - Project, Needs Luthier Repair

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