Hey everyone my name is Ron and this is my l-00 that I still know next to nothing about.
When I was around twelve my grandmothers brother passed away and he left her his old guitar. From what I've been told throughout the years, it was bought new, and he never learned how to play so it stayed in its case, in the bottom of his closet for the next 70+ years.
In 2003 my grandmother brought it too our house and gave it to my mother. No one was a musician of any sort whatsoever, and no one knew the value or history of this guitar. The guitar was virtually in like new condition besides very slight, almost microscopic cracks in the glaze which I'm assuming is unpreventable with age. That's when I began to use it as a toy. It sat on my floor for years. I stepped over it. Strummed it for seconds at a time.
An even longer story short, I knicked it up in a few places and I'll never stop kicking myself for it. I have now been playing for close to a year now, some days practicing for several hours with my Ibanez. A few weeks ago I decided to get the Gibson set up to play with in a much gentler way. And it sounds like an absolute dream but I still don't know much about it. The guy who set it up for me was very much impressed with the condition it was in so I decided to leave out the part of every knick he does see was put there by my negligence. Here are a few pics and any info you can give me about it would be greatly appreciated. I honestly don't even know if its authentic. I was told that in the 30s, there was no knockoff guitars being produced, but I find that hard to beleive.