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Old 07-27-2016, 02:10 PM
MC5C MC5C is offline
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I found this and thought it was relevant to this discussion - very early gibson L7 getting restored. Have a look at those braces! Not only are there two huge transverse braces, the X braces are like girders! easily twice a big as I use, and I pattern mine off a 1920's L5 Gibson that I saw with the back off. Very delicate and light parallel braces in the L5.
Brian Evans
1935 Dobro model 25 resonator
1943 Paramount (made by Kay) mandolin
1946 Epiphone Zephyr electric archtop
1957 Hofner Senator archtop
1962 Gibson Melody Maker electric
1963 National Dynamic lap steel
1996 Landola jumbo
1998 Godin Artisan TC electric
1998 Epiphone SG electric
2010 GoldTone PBR-CA resonator
2015 Evans electric archtop
2016 Evans archtop
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