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Old 10-02-2019, 05:41 PM
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Hi , another new guitar question. anyone have anything good to say about this guitar? I played one a few weeks ago and it seems like a nice fingerpickers guitar. the price looks pretty decent too. above all... it has a smaller body and it is clear to the 14th fret. All the parlors look cool but I need 14 frets clear of the body.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:51 PM
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I love the NOS 2015 Gibson 1932 L-00 Vintage I picked up a month ago. Fingerpicker's dream.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:03 PM
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I have one but also three other 00sóMartin CEO-7 style prototype, Furch OOM, and 1953 Martin 00-17. The Gibson is maple, so they are all different woods, Blackwood, rosewood, and the 17 has mahogany top. I love this size and the slope shoulder shape and sound of the Gibson and CEO.

I really should sell one or two but canít decide which. I like them all. The Gibson being maple would be different than you might be looking at but I like it. It is deeper bodied than the rest.

Have fun deciding!
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Played a 2014 L-00 tv, really liked it. But didn't hit the button....
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:34 PM
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I prefer smaller bodied guitars more than dreads. I tried this L-00 12-fret sometime back and I found it much better than the larger-bodied Gibsons that I never bonded with. However, I found it too expensive (US$3,110) for my liking...

Here are the pictures that I happen to snap while I was at the GC.

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Old 10-03-2019, 02:35 AM
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I have one but also three other 00s—Martin CEO-7 style prototype, Furch OOM, and 1953 Martin 00-17. The Gibson is maple, so they are all different woods, Blackwood, rosewood, and the 17 has mahogany top. I love this size and the slope shoulder shape and sound of the Gibson and CEO.

I really should sell one or two but can’t decide which. I like them all. The Gibson being maple would be different than you might be looking at but I like it. It is deeper bodied than the rest.

Have fun deciding!
You said the Gibson is maple...Is the 2015 NOS 1932 L-00 any different from others ? Checked out some from different years and they have mahogany back & sides, as most (if not all) L-00 (apart from their studio model).
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:17 AM
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I have a Waterloo WL-12.
Only 1 & 3/4" nut width but with s & 3/8" string spacing, - I'm happy.

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Old 10-03-2019, 03:39 AM
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Bernieman asked about maple. I think they are mostly mahogany but I have seen customs in both rosewood and maple. Mine is definitely maple.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:39 AM
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Hi , another new guitar question. anyone have anything good to say about this guitar? I played one a few weeks ago and it seems like a nice fingerpickers guitar. the price looks pretty decent too. above all... it has a smaller body and it is clear to the 14th fret. All the parlors look cool but I need 14 frets clear of the body.

The Gibson L-00s are ground zero for fingerpicking, especially blues fingerpicking! (My first Gibson acoustic was and is still a Gibson Blues King L-00).

You can buy a houseful of Ďderivativesí after you own a real L-00, even look at vintage 30s models and donít forget an X braced Waterloo L-14X...


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Old 10-03-2019, 06:18 AM
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You said the Gibson is maple...Is the 2015 NOS 1932 L-00 any different from others ? Checked out some from different years and they have mahogany back & sides, as most (if not all) L-00 (apart from their studio model).
Gibson L-00s are traditionally mahogany back and sides. My L-00 is as well.
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If you can find one from the 30s, it will be the benchmark for all others you will play. They are the definition of balance.
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does anyone know how well they amplify? Also IS the body smaller than an OM body? can't find specs.thanks.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:33 AM
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does anyone know how well they amplify? Also IS the body smaller than an OM body? can't find specs.thanks.
No idea about how well they amplify but yes they are smaller than a OM.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:57 AM
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That bit of extra real estate on the lower bout of the Advanced L Body guitars really comes into play. Gves them a more wde open voice than 00 size Gibsons.

Personally I feel a 12 fretter is the way to go. In general, the stiffer 12 fret neck and more central location of the bridge come into play in terms of sound. Kind of a shame though that as far as I know Gibson has not produced a 12 fret version with the tall, knife edge thin un-scalloped bracing the original 1930s guitars had. But that kind of detail gets you into Legend territory and for that you will have to dig pretty deep in your pocket.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:09 AM
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Bernieman asked about maple. I think they are mostly mahogany but I have seen customs in both rosewood and maple. Mine is definitely maple.
Must be rare : I'd love to see that...Have you got any photos ?

Some say maple gives too bright of a sound for small formats : I wonder what you think of it, and if your other 00 guitars do better than the Gibson in that regard.

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