Lot 312: 1966 Gibson LG-1 & Continental Music Company Guitars,
February 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: 1966 Gibson LG-1 & Continental Music Company Guitars, In Cold Blood. 1966 Gibson LG-1 Sunburst finish. This guitar was used in the movie In Cold Blood. They put a substance on the finish to keep it from reflecting on camera. Robert Blake gave the consignor this guitar in 2001. In 2002, the consignor produced a vintage guitar show in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and this guitar was featured at this show. The newspaper article from Las Vegas in 2002 is a companying the guitar. Comes with modern case. Gibson-made subsidiary guitar. It is possible this is a Kalamazoo or a Henry L Mason. The guitar has a national pickguard and it is also known that National archtops were also made by Gibson. Because there is no name and the guitar has been refinished, it is difficult to say exactly what it is. The label inside the guitar says "Continental Music Company Chicago Illinois," which was one of the largest distributors of musical instruments in the Midwest. The guitar was most likely produced from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. Because there are no markings, it is difficult to determine an exact date. The value of memorabilia is based on its history with is owner. Comes with modern case. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these guitars will benefit the Midnight Mission of Downtown Los Angeles.
Condition Report: LG-1: VG; some discoloration on binding, slight surface scratches on sides, some scratches on back. Gibson-made subsidiary guitar: VG+; slight sctratches on sides