I’ve been working on this Gibson L-1 for quite a while. The major damage was to the bridge area. At some point a classical bridge had been installed to bridge a large hole through the top and bridge plate. I installed a larger bridge plate to span the area, patched the top, and installed a replica of the original bridge.
I had to replace one of the braces which was cracked beyond repair and spent a great deal of time regluing the other braces. The frets required reseating and the original pickguard was reinstalled.
This is a sweet sounding vintage player. If anyone has any dating info on this guitar please let me know.