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ericlosh 01-16-2021 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Dru Edwards (Post 6606107)
lol, a setlist. I initially thought it was a barn door hole in the guitar, at an odd place.

That aside, beautiful, well aged guitar with what must be an amazing tone.


Yeah I wish the video I linked of my dad playing it had working audio

Itís great

Dbone 01-16-2021 10:26 AM

Those LL-45s seem to command a pretty good price on the used market.

While looking I came across this LL-55. Holy expensive Batman. Must be the Brazilian rosewood...

https://reverb.com/item/38181201-yam...iABEgLzK_D_BwE

ericlosh 01-16-2021 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Dbone (Post 6606150)
Those LL-45s seem to command a pretty good price on the used market.

While looking I came across this LL-55. Holy expensive Batman. Must be the Brazilian rosewood...

https://reverb.com/item/38181201-yam...iABEgLzK_D_BwE


They didnít make tons of them, their built by one luthier, the wood like you mention and this is an exceptional guitar

This is from a thread I posted in earlier

to bring it back from the dead

My dad bought a yamaha ll-45 in 1988 and was all he had for a few decades, he has bought a martin and two bill tippin crescendos since then, still owns all these. He says the ll-45 is on par with martins hes played in the $4k price range.

He has been letting me borrow it for almost a year now as a few years ago or so he has not been playing it as the second cresendo he had made to his specs gets most the play time. So quality wise it took a step up to that level for him to not play the yamaha as much.

The martin is a 000-28EC so its a different guitar than the others and plays differently and cant be replaced unless you get something dimensionally similar, so it wasnt a choice directly between the two in that way. My guitar is an alverez blues 51e and its a smaller, slimmer body 12 fret. the yamaha is worlds better but i like my guitar and i still play it mainly due to it being dimensionally different along with a smaller size being my preference.

I love the guitar, hell of a step up from my alverez.

I prefer playing the LL-45 to my friends mid/late 70's martin D-28
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ericlosh 01-16-2021 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Dbone (Post 6606150)
Those LL-45s seem to command a pretty good price on the used market.

While looking I came across this LL-55. Holy expensive Batman. Must be the Brazilian rosewood...

https://reverb.com/item/38181201-yam...iABEgLzK_D_BwE


Thereís one not in excellent shape for like $2k recently

One sold a few years ago in similar shape for like $4,500

Value is kind of tough to nail down

zmf 01-16-2021 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ericlosh (Post 6606146)
Yeah I wish the video I linked of my dad playing it had working audio

Itís great

Not to be pushy, but it'd be cool to have audio for that guitar. Looks like your dad knows his way around the fretboard.

Maybe another shot at a recording?

ericlosh 01-16-2021 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by zmf (Post 6606182)
Not to be pushy, but it'd be cool to have audio for that guitar. Looks like your dad knows his way around the fretboard.

Maybe another shot at a recording?


It was the uploading Iíll give it another shot

And yeah he does

Bout 50 years of playing

ericlosh 01-16-2021 11:21 AM

Alright I think itís working

I think I uploaded it and selected to mute it by accident

https://imgur.com/gallery/tcXFjll

Kerbie 01-16-2021 11:33 AM

Beautiful guitar!

YamahaGuy 01-16-2021 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ericlosh (Post 6606046)
Yes! Itís from when my dad last played it regularly

He ended up with a tippin crescendo really liked it and got one made to his specs which eventually resulted in him not playing this one too much

I consider that set list priceless and Iím leaving it there as long as it lasts

Way cool. Very nice.

ericlosh 01-16-2021 12:06 PM

Yamaha LL-45
 
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Originally Posted by YamahaGuy (Post 6606256)
Way cool. Very nice.


I like his Martin 000-28EC more for the body size and short scales but I love the Yamaha for what it is and the memories. He played it so much itís as recognizable to me as he is

I got into John Mayer and best part is it opened me up to using the whole neck, like my dad. I think about how Iím running my fingers where he did every time I play it.

I also think about how itís something I almost missed out on. I played inconsistently as a teen and only started playing consistently at about 28-29


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