1926 Gibson L-0.
In mid April 2017 we sent this guitar to a customer in Minnesota. Unfortunately the transportation company put what looked like a forklift through the box causing a cracked top and broken braces. After a few months of insurance wrangling, including an inquiry to the local transportation company's terminal to find out if I knew how to pack boxes for shipping (the answer was a firm "Yes, he should be teaching all our customers how to pack high value items") we received the guitar back for repair. Our staff guitar specialist Nate Druckenmiller removed the back, repaired the crack and replaced the 2 broken braces, all in a nearly invisible manner. Along with previously accomplished work that included a neck reset, new ebony 24 9/16" scale fingerboard, fresh frets, carbon fiber D-tube neck reinforcement, and a properly intonated ebony bridge it is ready for at least another 91 years of playing. It's a non-sunburst version of the guitar Robert Johnson is generally associated with, and it sounds the part. However this guitar is more playable than it ever has been and it may not sound authentically out of tune anymore, Sold at $3,700 in April 2017, we now offer this guitar at $2,700 with a correct period hard case.