Gibson Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Featuring split parallelogram inlays, the Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western is a marriage between a vintage LG-2 and a 1968 Gibson Country Western.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Adirondack red spruce top Crisp, clean tone with great projection
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Solid mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange

The Perfect Partner for a Wide Range of Musical Styles.

Nathaniel Rateliff's music, both solo and with the Night Sweats, incorporates a uniquely appealing blend of folk, soul, Americana, and R&B. His new Gibson LG-2 Western is also a blend of Nathaniel's own vintage Gibson LG-2 and Country Western. The smaller-sized mahogany body and Adirondack red spruce top deliver vintage-approved tone. The 24 3/4" scale length bound mahogany neck features split parallelogram inlays, and the headstock is crowned with a mother of pearl Gibson block logo and Crown inlay, a nod to the Country Western, while the nickel Gotoh Keystone tuners and black bridge pins are reflections of Nathaniel's personal guitar. The volume and tone controls of the onboard LR Baggs VTC electronics are mounted at the bottom of the soundhole, per Nathaniel's preferences; the LR Baggs pickup makes the Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western stage-ready, right out of the included hardshell case.

Hear the story behind the Gibson Nathaniel Rateliff LG-2 Western:

-Material: Mahogany
-Profile: Historic V
-Scale Length: 24.75"
-Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
-Fingerboard Radius: 12"
-Number Of Frets: 20
-Frets: Standard
-Nut Material: Bone
-Nut Width: 1.725"
-Inlays: Pearloid Parallelogram
-Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint; Hot Hide Glue

-Body Shape: LG-2
-Top: Adirondack Red Spruce
-Back: Mahogany
-Side: Mahogany
-Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing
-Binding: Multi-ply Top, Single-ply Back and Fingerboard
-Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose

-Finish: Nickel
-Tuner Plating: Nickel
-Bridge: Rectangular, Closed Slot
-Saddle Material: Bone
-Tuning Machines: Gotoh Keystone
-Pickguard: Teardrop
-TrussRod: Adjustable
-Truss Rod Cover: Black Stamped
-Bridge Pins: Black
-Strap Buttons: 2

-Under Saddle Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
-Controls: Volume and Tone Controls in Soundhole (bottom)
-Output Jack: 1/4" Endpin Jack
-Preamp: LR Baggs VTC

-Strings: .012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
-Case: Gibson Hardshell (388DRW)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 18.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMSBNRVS

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

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