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Old 10-06-2019, 07:37 PM
1Charlie 1Charlie is offline
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My 1934 L-00 looks like it was dragged down the road for miles, and then used to fend off a drunk in a bar. And I would not trade it for any modern guitar.

A prewar D-18? Thatís another story!
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:21 AM
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When Gibson went to flat tops they did a lot of experimentation. The early or later L-00 body could have 12, 13, or 14 frets, the body switch was 1929. They changed the body shape, moved the soundhole, changed its size, changed scale lengths, changed length of fretboard, changed bridges, added a pick guard, some were ladder braced, H-braced, A-braced, or X-braced. Even the head shape was fluid.

Not to mention the Nick Lucas Specials which had all of the above variations plus an extra deep body.

I bought a broken 1933 L-00 14 fret with an elevated fretboard at a local auction for $41. Just to show how amazing these guitars are, as a rank amateur I patched the sides and top and put on a new back and this guitar is still among the best sounding instruments I have ever heard. But there are still table saw marks on the faces of the braces and glue squeeze out all around.

I have some photos but have never been able to figure out how to post on this platform.

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Old 10-07-2019, 07:41 AM
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I have some photos but have never been able to figure out how to post on this platform.

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Ed, take a look at this thread. Since you are not a charter member, you have two ways to post pictures... a third-party host or the Tapatalk app. If you have any questions, please PM me. I'll be glad to help you.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:01 PM
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I have described my '33 L-00 almost the same way in other posts! Cheers [emoji1783]
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My 1934 L-00 looks like it was dragged down the road for miles, and then used to fend off a drunk in a bar. And I would not trade it for any modern guitar.

A prewar D-18? Thatís another story!
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:26 PM
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Iím going to get booed out of here. But I order a Gibson l-00 clone, The Loar lo-18. It wasnít dirty enough for the blues I wanted to play so I got a Waterloo wl-s for $1200. But now that Iím broke Iím needing to sell the The Loar. Iím trying to hang in there being broke though because I freekin love this The Loar. It sounds so beautiful. Sustain for days, each pluck just has its own zip code. Im guessing itís the Adirondack-top that lets me flat strum it. Plays like butter. Plus I like saying ďthe The LoarĒ! I recommend this to anyone who wants to buy their kid a first guitar. I recommend to anyone really.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:57 PM
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I have a Gibson L-2 (its L-1 sized, but with 14 frets). Awhile back I tried an L-00 and a Martin CEO-7 in Sam Ash. Imo, they both sounded a lot thinner than my L2. If I were in the market, I would at least TRY an L-1. I have occasionally seen L-1 ďRobert Johnson modelsĒ on eBay in the $1000-1200 range
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