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Old 02-23-2019, 08:50 AM
1Charlie 1Charlie is offline
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I just picked up a heavily used (OK, abused...) 1932 Gibson L-4 roundhole.

It sits right in the middle between the tone of an F-hole L-50 and a flattop L-00 from the same time period.

The L-4 is not as mid-rangy as the L-50, and it has much better bass response, and more sustain. Not quite as warm as the L-00, but warmer than the L-50.

The L-50 is loud and punchy. Notes bark and then die off almost immediately. The round hole L-4, OTOH, is smoother, rounder, less punchy, and a better all-rounder.

A few nice ones, a few beaters, and a few I should probably sell...
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