Gibson L-10 Doubleneck archtop – U.S.A. – 1936

Gibson L-10 Doubleneck 1936 - The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Doubleneck archtop


Spruce top, maple back and sides, maple and mahogany neck

Rosewood fretboard


This is probably the only archtop double neck guitar Gibson has ever produced. It may also be Gibson’s first guitar with an f-hole and natural finish.
The six-string guitar neck and the four-string tenor neck come together in a 43cm/17 inch wide and 9cm/3.5 inch deep body. Still, the guitar has elegant lines and pays tribute to Gibson’s craftsmanship (the L-10 initially had a smaller body, but was enlarged in 1934).
After a number of changes to the finish of the fingerboard and after the introduction of a frivolous headstock, the model was taken out of production in 1939. It is one of the rarest pre-war archtop guitars from Gibson.

Last updated on 27 April 2020
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