In commemoration of Gibson's 100th year in business, the company re-issued a number of their most iconic vintage instruments. Among these was a guitar originally built to celebrate a different 100 year milestone - Chicago's 100 birthday. The original Gibson L-Century of Progress model was displayed in Gibson's exhibit at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair (itself titled A Century of Progress), and featured white pearloid fret board and headstock overlays. It was a unique looking instrument at the time, but a short-lived model. The last Century shipped in 1941 after a brief production period of 8 years.
Styled closely after the 1930's originals, the 1994 L-Century features the same iconic pearloid fingerboard and headstock, sunburst lacquer finish, figured maple back and sides, fire stripe pickguard and vintage-style Waverly tuners.
This beautiful Gibson has minimal wear and has been kept in its case except for regular routine maintenance. One bridge pin has been replaced. Will ship in no-original Gibson Hardshell case. Thanks so much!