A classic early Gibson flattop, very early in the larger L-00 body size, when Gibson was just edging away from the 12-fret era into the then modern world of 13-frets-to-the-body. It was just about a year more when they burst into the really modern world of 14-frets. It took a couple decades after to venture further up the neck with the cutaway. Another aspect of this period is the passage from gut or nylon strings to steel, by means of adding wood to the structural areas of the guitar, which in turn changed the tone and the whole of the future till now of the steel-string guitar. This particular example weighs a mere 3 lbs 2 oz - meaning you need to remember to hold on tight or it'll float upwards and hit the ceiling.
Characteristics are spruce top, mahogany body, the beautifully faded Cremona sunburst finish, 13 frets to the body, floating pickguard, a surprisingly modern slim C-shape neck, some areas of finish/play wear, a few minor repaired cracks and sweet sweet tone. The treble is ethereal, angelic even, while the overall tone is full, rich, balanced and ultra responsive.