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Gibson L7-C / Benedetto 7-String Conversion Archtop Guitar, Vintage 1951 for sale at om28.com
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Gibson L7-C / Benedetto 7-String Conversion Archtop Guitar, Vintage 1951
  • 1951 Gibson L7-C with Benedetto 7-String Neck
  • Extremely Successful Conversion
  • Fully Hand-Carved and Graduated
  • Tiger Maple and Spruce

Product Description

A successful conversion done for a Chicago jazz guitarist who had played this L-7C for many years and, upon switching to 7-string, sent it to Bob Benedetto for the new neck. It's a 17" body, now with a scale length of 25 1/2" and a nut width of 2". Materials are hand-carved solid spruce top, highly figured tiger-flame maple back, three-piece maple maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Benedetto set it up with his hand-carved ebony pickguard, tailpiece , bridge, his signature floating pickup and Gold Grover Imperial tuners. The neck is beautiful, with tiger flame maple and Carpathian elm burl peghead veneer and backstrap with Bob's pearl logo and tasteful inlay.

Product Specifications

STRING SPACING 2" x 2 1/2"
SCALE 25.5"
SIZE 17" x 3 3/8"
TOP Spruce
BACK & SIDES Flame Maple
NECK Flame Maple, Five Laminations
PURFLING B/W
BINDING White
FINGERBOARD Ebony
BRIDGE Ebony
TUNERS Gold Grover Imperials
WEIGHT lb, oz
CONDITION Excellent, One Area of Arm Wear
CASE Hard Shell

Product ID
P210908001
In Stock

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