NGD - Old Gibson LG-2

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  1. KennyPatrick

    KennyPatrick Supporting Member

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    Got this beauty at a shop today. I like it, just dont play acoustic much, but couldn't pass since it was cool and today was payday. What year is it. I am torn. There is stamped 5056 inside, and that is it. No other numbers anywhere. I also need a rear push in strap button if anyone has an original of Gibson.
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    Very nice, indeed. The small pickguard puts it pre-1955, and the block logo is from 1948+. The number is a factory order number (used for batches of instruments), which points to 1950. LG-2s are great guitars. Great find!

    http://guitarhq.com/gibson.html#serial

    That guitar would not have come from the factory with a second strap button, but you can add one. Use something aged/nickel, and it should be fine. Or to be less invasive, put an old-timey strap cord around the headstock. ;)
     
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    Awesome! Those were the best bargains on a vintage acoustic for a long time. People wised up.

    Is it a screw in or push in button? I have some NOS black screw in buttons from the 60's.
     
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    I've got a '56 that I've owned for about 20 years now, and, in spite of it having a fair number of stabilized cracks in both the top and back, it plays and sounds fabulous. Definitely a keeper, for me.
     
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    you are the man. i leaned to later 50's at first, then compared to others selling thinking it was a 1949 or close. You are awesome. Always cooler to have an older guitar than a newer when it comes to this age.
     
  7. KennyPatrick

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    Its a push in kind, not screw. I will mostly sit and play this at home, but to have her 100% would be great.
     
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    Open or closed back tuners?
     
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    closed, single line deluxe.
     
  11. 27sauce

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    Right on. Looks like they were swapped. Should be single line with no writing, and brass posts. If they are in fact strip tuners, which they should be.
     
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  12. KennyPatrick

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    What kind of strings do you all suggest. I have a set of those nickle DAddario beta strings. 12's that I can throw on that I think would sound radical.
     
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    If you're talking about the end pin, you can pick one up from Stew-Mac, or maybe even your local shop.

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  14. KennyPatrick

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    I am, and I have some, but not an old original. i like saying my guitars are all original except the strings. My 1961 SG LP is now 100% original after 5 years of finding parts and replacing.
     
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    Had a 53 LG2. Great guitars. Yours is pre 52 as there would be a Z (52) before the number. Mine was a Y which was a 53.
     
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    Man, that's killer. I'd love to get an old one like that. They aren't cheap anymore, so I bought a new one. Its a great guitar, but I bet yours is better....
     

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