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Old 07-24-2016, 05:25 AM
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Here, playing solo, Kress's tone (to my ear) is quite lush,

Love Song by Carl Kress (1939, Jazz Guitar)
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=REvSHiqxd_8

and illustrates the "parlor" sounds that a vintage L5 can give you- emphasized here by Kress playing in a "plectrum classical" vein.

Alan Reuss had something of that quality even in a big band setting. Again, this is on an L5:

Allan Reuss ~ Pickin' For Patsy
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=i5tJlXCZBes

It would be interesting to hear modern and vintage OMs in the same setting, or to A/B them against their archtop equivalents.
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