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1938 Gibson L4 (Recording King 1124 / M5) 16" Archtop w/Fixed Truss Rod * IN STOCK *
4" Body Depth, Hand-Carved Top, Maple Neck, Brazilian Rosewood FB

Up for consideration is a vintage Gibson-made, top-of-the-line Recording King 1124 (M5) 16" pre-war archtop. Basically, this is a Gibson L4 with a deeper 4" body for extra bass, a fancy set of inlays, checkerboard binding like on the Gibson L10, and an upgraded back & sides sunburst finish, and a non-adjustable, fixed truss rod. Recently it has been refretted by West Texas luthier Michael Turko, so it now plays just like new. It gives you the lovely Gibson warmth of a pre-war Gibson L4, with the high-grade, hand-carved spruce top, in a 16" pre-war archtop. It is a rare model that Gibson made for Montgomery Wards only from 1937-1939.

Overall, the guitar is in excellent playing condition, with the new frets, and the neck is nice and straight thanks to the fixed truss rod. The bridge has plenty of room to adjust the action as nothing has moved very much over the years. The guitar does have a replacement wood pickguard, and some replaced plain white neck binding on the treble side that in non-original, and there is some wear from 80-years of playing, but the guitar is totally solid, plays and sounds great, and is a fantastic way to get a fancier, higher-end Pre-War Gibson L4 level archtop guitar at a nice discount, Comes with a Non-Original Case.

Please check our Other Listings for more Guitars * IN STOCK * (Scroll for * SOLD *) as well as Pro Audio gear, Ameritage Guitar cases -- and we are the world's leading manufacturer of 10-String Classical Harp guitars, with over 500 guitars sold during the last 13+ years. Thanks for shopping with Cathedral Guitars!!!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

PRE-WAR 1938 Recording King 1124 / M5 (Gibson L4) 16" Archtop w/New Frets, Truss Rod, Fancy Inlays!

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