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Old 11-27-2018, 07:49 AM
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Default Growing the archtop tribe

2000 Gibson L-5
1961 Gretsch
2018 Gretsch

Lots of vibe in these three!

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Very nice collection of beautiful stringed instruments!
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Is the L5 the 1934 Re Issue?
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Is the L5 the 1934 Re Issue?
that's a Wes Montgomery model L5
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Looks like a Gretsch 6014 AKA Corsair up front, one of the very few 16" Venetian cutaway all-acoustic archtops then or now. Great little utility guitars as I'm sure you've discovered: lightweight, versatile (have their own thing going on tonally, which I happen to like), the good ones are very easy-handling (many if not most Brooklyn Gretsch hollowbodies/acoustics from this era have built-in neckset issues); kinda few and far between these days, even here on their home turf - and I wish I had grabbed one as a companion to my '64 Double Annie when they could be had for $100-150 back in the '70s...
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Looks like a Gretsch 6014 AKA Corsair up front, one of the very few 16" Venetian cutaway all-acoustic archtops then or now. Great little utility guitars as I'm sure you've discovered: lightweight, versatile (have their own thing going on tonally, which I happen to like), the good ones are very easy-handling (many if not most Brooklyn Gretsch hollowbodies/acoustics from this era have built-in neckset issues); kinda few and far between these days, even here on their home turf - and I wish I had grabbed one as a companion to my '64 Double Annie when they could be had for $100-150 back in the '70s...

Yeah, this Gretsch 6014 is in great shape and plays/sounds awesome. I used it in a recording/filming session yesterday for one fast swing song and it was perfect for that tune.

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I think we know what your favorite kind of guitar is! Congrats.
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Yeah, this Gretsch 6014 is in great shape and plays/sounds awesome. I used it in a recording/filming session yesterday for one fast swing song and it was perfect for that tune.





Is that a Lab Series Amp I see?
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It is! Got it off Craigslist for $200. It's a great amp!
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It is! Got it off Craigslist for $200. It's a great amp!
Yes, they are great. I've never owned one, but played through a few. There is something very good and tube like in the compression. BB King used them for years.

Nice guitars and playing! Love your L5!
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