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ericlosh 01-15-2021 10:06 PM

Yamaha LL-45
 
Thought Iíd share some pics of my dads Yamaha LL-45 since Iíve talked about it in a few threads

My dad bought it in 88 around when I was born and it was his only guitar for about twenty years

He let me start borrowing it towards the end of last March and itís just been amazing


I want to get some better pictures eventually

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Audie 01-15-2021 10:14 PM

Cannot see the pic.

ericlosh 01-15-2021 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Audie (Post 6605819)
Cannot see the pic.


Yeah I had trouble uploading

Refresh and you should be able to see them now

Rogerblair 01-15-2021 10:22 PM

Absolutely beautiful guitar. Iíll bet the sound is spectacular.

Rb

F_Gator 01-15-2021 10:24 PM

Stunning. Thatís one to keep in the family.

ericlosh 01-15-2021 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Rogerblair (Post 6605825)
Absolutely beautiful guitar. Iíll bet the sound is spectacular.

Rb


Itís something else, just amazing

I changed the strings and hit one chord, had to call my dad to ask him if he knew how good it sounded

ericlosh 01-15-2021 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by F_Gator (Post 6605827)
Stunning. Thatís one to keep in the family.


He played a ton and still does, the guitar is as recognizable to me as he is

Almost dropped it flat on its face the first day too

Wellington 01-15-2021 10:40 PM

Thanks for uploading these, what a pleasure to see this amazing guitar!

rumble 01-16-2021 12:02 AM

Simply beautiful aged Yamaha gem!! Thanks for the photos.

ericlosh 01-16-2021 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Wellington (Post 6605838)
Thanks for uploading these, what a pleasure to see this amazing guitar!


Thanks, it’s truly something. Dad has good taste

ericlosh 01-16-2021 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by rumble (Post 6605855)
Simply beautiful aged Yamaha gem!! Thanks for the photos.


I did what I can so far

The back is especially hard to photograph cause itís so reflective

These were better than the first set I took but I want better ones still

ericlosh 01-16-2021 12:18 AM

And a video of him playing it

https://imgur.com/gallery/YMxAhI9

Cool555 01-16-2021 01:45 AM

LL-45
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ericlosh (Post 6605860)
And a video of him playing it

https://imgur.com/gallery/YMxAhI9

Thanks Eric for sharing your story and pictures of your Dadís LL45! Gorgeous looking guitar! :up:

Itís a pity that the sound is not working in the video. Would love to hear how it sounded.

Dbone 01-16-2021 02:36 AM

Wow, that guitar looks to be in incredible shape. Are those pictures recent?

I hope 30 years from now my son is expressing the same level of interest in my 56 ;-0

Heís 8 right now, so for some reason heís not beating my door down yet to play it. Lego guitars are more his thing ;)

Spook69 01-16-2021 02:54 AM

Lovely looking guitar.

Any sound clips?

lowrider 01-16-2021 05:10 AM

That's a beautiful guitar!

Matts67 01-16-2021 05:17 AM

Amazing! Brazilian back and sides?

ericlosh 01-16-2021 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Dbone (Post 6605884)
Wow, that guitar looks to be in incredible shape. Are those pictures recent?

I hope 30 years from now my son is expressing the same level of interest in my 56 ;-0

Heís 8 right now, so for some reason heís not beating my door down yet to play it. Lego guitars are more his thing ;)


Yep

Took em within the last few months or so

All in time

I didnít start playing consistently till I was 28-29 or so

jontewright 01-16-2021 06:32 AM

Looks lovely thanks for sharing!
Canít hear any sound on the video though.

ericlosh 01-16-2021 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by jontewright (Post 6605929)
Looks lovely thanks for sharing!
Canít hear any sound on the video though.


Yeah I donít know whatís up with that

Originally my pictures didnít load

eljay 01-16-2021 06:53 AM

Thanks for sharing the story and the photos!

YamahaGuy 01-16-2021 08:11 AM

Wow! What a sweet LL! Is that a set list taped to it?

Dru Edwards 01-16-2021 08:20 AM

Great history and beautiful Yamaha!

What material is used to cover what I assume is an old barn door? Cardboard or paper?

OneThing 01-16-2021 08:37 AM

That is just lovely!

ericlosh 01-16-2021 08:55 AM

Yamaha LL-45
 
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Originally Posted by YamahaGuy (Post 6605994)
Wow! What a sweet LL! Is that a set list taped to it?


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

ericlosh 01-16-2021 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Matts67 (Post 6605911)
Amazing! Brazilian back and sides?


Yes it is, beautiful wood

ericlosh 01-16-2021 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Dru Edwards (Post 6606006)
Great history and beautiful Yamaha!

What material is used to cover what I assume is an old barn door? Cardboard or paper?


Not sure, no barn door. What picture are you referring to?

Dru Edwards 01-16-2021 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ericlosh (Post 6606060)
Not sure, no barn door. What picture are you referring to?

This pic ... or is it a setlist?

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ericlosh 01-16-2021 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Dru Edwards (Post 6606072)


Ohhhh I see what you meant! Yeah the guitar is so reflective, those pics of the back were the least reflective I was able to take

Yes itís a set list, my dad played this guitar a ton then eventually got a tippin crescendo then another one built to his specs and those two eventually retired the Yamaha. He plays those two crescendos and a martin 000-28EC these days

Dru Edwards 01-16-2021 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ericlosh (Post 6606091)
Ohhhh I see what you meant! Yeah the guitar is so reflective, those pics of the back were the least reflective I was able to take

Yes itís a set list, my dad played this guitar a ton then eventually got a tippin crescendo then another one built to his specs and those two eventually retired the Yamaha. He plays those two crescendos and a martin 000-28EC these days

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.


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