On The Local Pickup today, we will be looking this 1929 Gibson L-3, a higher-end parlor guitar by the brand at the time.

Its cousin, the Gibson L-1, was often called the Robert Johnson because the blues musician has only three known pictures, one with him and an L-1. This L-3 in particular would have been one of the first to have the word “the” in the logo appearing on the headstock. It plays well with a specific mid-y bite sound reminiscent of the 1920s.

It is a fantastic piece of pre-Depression guitar history and we’re extremely happy to have it in the studio!

Check out this guitar in the Guitarchive.

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