1943 Gibson Banner Head LG-2. PLAYED BY LENNY BREAU!

$9,200.00 $8,000.00


Here is a link to a YouTube video about the guitar:

1943 Gibson Banner Head LG-2.
Played by Lenny Breau!

This Kalamazoo gals LG is a super nice example.  It plays great and sounds awesome!
The neck is straight with great action.
The only thing it may benefit from is new frets.
I do not think the kulson closed back tuners are original to the guitar.
There is also a strap button added to the heal of the neck.
It has the typical finish checking but very little play wear and the binding is complete and in wonderful shape.
The lot number inside the heal has faded and is unreadable but all experts says it us most likey a 1943 model.
The X bracing is solid and the guitar has a loud and clear voice that seriously rivals my Martin D-18!
A nice victoria hard case is included.
If you want a super nice war time Gibson here it is!

This guitar is from the estate of Al Hawkes the owner of Event Records in Westbrook Maine.
Al called this guitar the “Lenny” guitar.
Lenny Breau played this LG-2 while recording with Dick Curless, Curtis Johnson and others at Event in the mid 50’s.
This is the Guitar a 14 year old Lenny used to record the tracks compiled to make the “Boy Wonder” CD.
Al said he would record Lenny in-between takes of the artist lenny was backing at the time because Lenny just wanted to hear what his solo finger picking sounded like.
So Lenny would set his Stratocaster down and pick up Al’s LG-2.  Al said Lenny just really liked this little LG so much he eventually bought one himself years later.
So here is a real opportunity for a Lenny Breau fan to own a guitar Lenny played.

This guitar is being offered by the Al Hawkes estate. (I’m just helping out.)
There are expenses to cover otherwise this would most likley stay in the family.
All sales are final with no guarantees offered or implied.
Local pickup is encouraged but will ship insured for the price of shipping and professional packaging.
The guitar is in New England in the Boston area.
We are willing to meet a buyer half way with in reason. (200 miles or so)

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6 String

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Flat Top

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United States

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