1933 Gibson L-00


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This is a small body wonder

The perfect guitar for blues fingerpicking. The slightly smaller body of the 14 fret will give you a tighter bass response and crips highs. The 14 fret neck is chunky but very comfortable. This guitar has been well played in it’s 90 years of existence! This has been expertly repaired with top cracks stablised and neck reset. Dings and dents throughout, Repaired top cracks 4-5 on lower bout from bridge.

We have had this guitar setup, neck reset, cracks repaired by master Luthier, Taras Andre in the USA prior to coming to NZ.

The Gibson L-00 was introduced in 1932 with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, black finish and a white pickguard. By 1933 the L-00 was available in a dark sunburst finish with a striped celluloid pickguard. The L-00 series was discontinued in 1942. A fairly rare little guitar with just over 3,000 of this model were made between 1937 and 1941 - the production figures for 1932-1936 are not available.


Serial # 217

Adirondack Top

Mahogany back and sides 

Bound top

Rectangle rosewood bridge

Tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard

14 fret

Dings and dents throughout, Repaired top cracks 4-5 on lower bout from bridge

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
David Inglefield
1943 Gibson Southern jumbo

Everyone at Studio 1 is so amazing, they are so understanding and helpful. They helped me find the perfect guitar for me. I wish more dealers in the US were as outstanding as this crew is. And it’s pretty obvious their website is one of the best in the business. Just because you are not in NZ, do not hesitate, they know what they are doing!

Dana, I’ve been waiting for this guitar for many years, Thank You!!!

Well Garrick you’ve delivered once again mate. This “0” size “Country Boy” by Dana Bourgeois is just incredible. Very elegant in design,nothing superfluous just master grade materials and a deep appreciation of all possibilities resulting in a strong, clean and uncluttered sound from a very user friendly instrument. Tight but loose at the same time, wonderful.
Thanks Garrick and Co.
Thanks Studio 1 Vintage Guitar’s.
Paul, Sydney.

Dave Ritchie Smith
Guild D50

Communication was great, delivery was super quick and packed so well. The guitar is everything I thought it would be. I have a 74 D50R which is quite a chunky neck, still lovely to play though, this one has a slimmer neck which suits my hands much better. Love the feel, sound and the look of this guitar. I would buy from these guys again if anything came up that tickled my fancy. I'm a very keen Guild collector, so I'm super happy I have this one now.

Martin 0042k rr

Wow probably the best guitar I have ever played. Garrick found this for me after some lengthy conversations and he delivered and some. This is second guitar from these guys and they rock for sure. Always so helpful and quick to answer any questions. Words can’t express how impressive these guys are. Lifetime customer.

Studio 1 Vintage are simply the best….!!!!!

Well you guy’s have done it again, the Pre War HD Brazilian is a dream come true for me.Living in Sydney and dealing with companies overseas can sometimes be difficult but not with you guy’s, not to forget the wonderful Betsie who is just a gem and so helpful.Garrick, Nick and Betsie combine to create a quick, reliable and friendly service. An absolute pleasure to deal with and what amazing instruments you have in stock, a real blessing for guitar enthusiast’s worldwide. I look forward to to my next purchase from you and yes I do have my eye on another guitar already.
Kindest regards,
Paul, Sydney Australia.

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