1936 Gibson L-30 Archtop Restoration
“John’s Hurt”
Written and played by Filippo Morelli

This 1936 Gibson L-30, in the original owner family, came in for a restoration. Its top separating in pieces, the back broken in two, flat with all the braces no longer supporting the back.

After the restoration, it had a wonderfully bluesy sound that only a 75 year old archtop would have. I wrote “John’s Hurt” (based on Mississippi John Hurt influence) to demonstrate this guitar’s sound.

See this guitar in the gallery.