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Old 08-15-2017, 06:59 AM
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Default L-30... Anybody got one? Considering one

I work very part time in a guitar shop here in Fredericksburg that focuses on acoustic instruments. They have a big selection of vintage acoustics, Martins and Gibsons. One they have that I keep being drawn it is a 1935 Gibson L-30. I like the size, this thing plays like butter and has a cool tone.

It's been in the shop for a little while and every time I work, I hope it's sold. I'm thinking I may end up doing a multi-guitar trade deal for the L-30 (several guitars I've been talking about selling or trading away that sit unused).

I know they aren't very collectible or desirable. But, I am not a collector, I'm just a player.

Anyone have one they love, or hate? What experiences do you have with them?
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:31 PM
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I had a black 1935 for a while. It had a cool vibe, and played well. It was good for old timey blues etc. Not a very loud guitar. These were prone to top sinkage behind the bridge; so check for that. Not sure what they are asking, but also not a very easy resell if you don't like it. If it's more than $1000 I'd make sure I thought it over very well.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:18 PM
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I had a black 1935 for a while. It had a cool vibe, and played well. It was good for old timey blues etc. Not a very loud guitar. These were prone to top sinkage behind the bridge; so check for that. Not sure what they are asking, but also not a very easy resell if you don't like it. If it's more than $1000 I'd make sure I thought it over very well.
Sorry for the slow response. Thanks for yours!

I've been holding off... I still haven't quite made the commitment to buy it. But, it's still tickling my gas button.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:00 PM
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I dunno... not every old guitar is a great guitar, and if you invest much in this one, it would have to be because it's worth it to you, personally, since the market is small and fussy, and with companies inexplicably producing inexpensive retro archtops in a volume that seems bigger than the number of purchasers, they may be becoming less valuable as time passes. Personally, I would either go for a true, high-value classic archtop, or purchase one of the new ones. I hope you are able to do whatever you decide you want most.
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