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Hi! I have a vintage LG-1 Serial number 4283. I’d like to find out more of its history. Can anyone tell me what year this is, etc? It has amazing sound.

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That factory order number (FON, analogous to a serial number) indicates 1950. The post-war LG-1 was introduced in 1947 as the lowest-priced Gibson flat top model in the LG line to bring Gibsons to a new consumer market. It was touted as a student model, but has developed its own following over the years.

From the picture, yours appears to be in very nice shape.

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All Gibson "flat tops" have a slight arch to the top, and usually to the back as well. On the top, it is more of a dome than an arch, as it arches both transversely and longitudinally, with the bridge generally as the high point.

The actual amount of dome or arch varies from guitar to guitar.

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