I know I keep saying that a particular instrument is incredibly rare, especially with these early Gibsons, since the company was into doing customs and experimenting a lot more than Martin. They would try a variety of model options in order to come out with new models, and would alter models often through the years. I was about to call this L-2 incredibly rare, because so far I haven't or know anyone who hasn't ever known of one. Of course, as soon as we say that, a dozen more wiill show up. So here's the scoop: it's the well-known and loved Argentine gray L-2 with the gold-sparkle binding, only this one has rosewood (Brazilian) back and sides. And rosewood Gibsons generally sound amazing, making us wonder why they used it so sparingly. It unfortunately wasn't in the best condition, so has had a complete makeover by Tony Klassen of New Era Guitars. It has a new finish and bridge, all original bracing, a number of repaired cracks and reglued braces. It's extremely light as expected, with a unique rich, clear voice.