"1953 Gibson L-7 non cutaway. Talk about an honest guitar. This guy gives you no help at all. The mid level arch top made by Gibson during these times. The Super 400 being the top of the line and the L-50 being the entry levee. It has a stark midrange, very little bass and limited high end. To the ears it doesn’t sound very pleasing or full range so to speak. The genius of these guitars pre-amplification and into the rock and roll age (the first amps showed up in the early to mid 1930?s) was their ability to be featured on a bandstand without plugging in competing with the horns and drums of that era. Believe me my grandfather was a trumpet player and they are loud…!!! So grab this guitar, your tuxedo, your music stand and charts and live life like Charlie Christian, Bob Bain, and the cast of great swing and jazz players that made the music America danced to for several generations," Joe Bonamassa says, on his [website](http://jbonamassa.com/joes-guitar-of-the-week/guitar-of-the-week-28-1953-gibson-l-7/).more
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