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Old 03-03-2018, 12:05 PM
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Welps, I have a "New to me Guitar Day" topic! ***EDIT: PICS ADDED ***

I was surfing Youtube and somehow stumbled across the Gibson American Eagle LG2 guitar. It's a small body, all solid wood, guitar which has that classic Gibson "thump." I had to have one but the funds didn't exist as we were expecting our first kiddo. (Born on 2/26 mom and baby are doing wonderfully!)

I decided at that point to start selling items that I no longer used or needed (it also forced me to do some cleaning in the basement which my wife was thankful for.) I ended up selling a boatload of stuff here and there, and was able to pretty much scrape together cash for the guitar.

I looked on eBay, some official Gibson online dealers and lastly decided to check out Reverb. As luck would have it, there was a "mint" conditioned 2013, LG2 that was being sold by a user who lived in the next town over. Wow. After some emails back and forth, I was able to meet the gentleman and look it over.

Sometimes when people say "mint" it's not actually mint, but this guy was spot on. The guitar was in immaculate condition and had been humidified it's entire life since he bought it new. It even had the original pack of Gibson goodies that came with it...unopened.) He said that it was a true closet guitar with about maybe 10 hours of total playing time on it. He said that he just never really bonded with it and that it was time to sell.

I couldn't be happier! It's so easy to play and unlike most small body guitars, it doesn't sound boxy at all. It sounds very full and a plus that it's made of all solid wood. (Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides.) The wood chosen for this model was beautiful. Nicely grained Sitka and Mahogany. It's a 2013 model and the top has a beautiful amber-ish hue to it.

This guitar is INSANELY lightweight. For any of you that might struggle with shoulder issues etc that aren't able to handle a heavier guitar this is a must have. It sounds amazing either strumming or finger picking. For its size there's plenty of that delicious Gibson "thump" and has very thick mids and to my ears plenty of bass for its size.

After I made the purchase I went to my local guitar mom and pop store and bought a humidifier for it. I'm very fortunate to have this guitar and I think I can honestly say that this will be a "lifer" guitar.

I know there are some back and forth between brands on every forum, but I'm super thankful to now have 1 Taylor, 1 Martin and now, 1 Gibson.

Here are some pics! I also wanted to add that I've owned some other nice Spruce topped guitars, BUT this one has the most "cross silking" of ANY spruce guitar I've ever owned. Gibson cut this wood perfectly! If you expand the pictures of the top, you should be able to see the perfect little cross silking lines! I love this guitar!









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Old 03-03-2018, 12:08 PM
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Congrats on the new Gibby!
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:17 PM
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Great stuff x 2, enjoy. Learn a few lullabys for the little one. However, rules are, no pics it didn't happen. I do mean the guitar!!
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:48 PM
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Congrats! Those are really cool guitars. Get some sleep!
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:58 PM
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Well done — that’s a pretty great trio of guitars!
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:06 PM
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Well... first congrats on being a father.
Then...congrats on the Gibson.
You're on a roll.
I second the suggestion to add some lullabyes to your song list. It seems like it's meant to be.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:18 PM
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Pics pics pics!!!
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:57 PM
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:00 AM
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JJR - Contrats!

"1 Taylor, 1 Martin and now, 1 Gibson." ... sounds like George Thorogood could put some music to that .
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:20 AM
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congrats on the baby and the guitar. lullabies first of course, but House at Pooh Corner should be popular in a couple of years. i learned it from a Kenny Loggins album and my daughter requested it daily for about a year...hmmm guess that's about 40 years ago now. just played it for a friends 4 year old to much giggling and clapping, so I guess old Pooh is still popular.

funny, I thought of the same song as Dru when I read that line
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:42 PM
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Congrats! The LG2 is nice guitar. And Congrats! on your new little one. Those are especially neat. Hope you are able to get some sleep sometime soon.
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:09 PM
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Must Have Pics!!!!!!

I have heard good things about those. I have a friend that has one of the old ones. A real blues machine! I know you're going to enjoy it. Congrats on the guitar and congrats on the baby! Nothing better in my life than my kids!
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:29 PM
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Congrats on the baby and the new guitar!! would also love pics!

When my daughter was a baby, there was a song I learned when taking lessons as a kid called, simply, "Spanish Ballad".. it put her to sleep, literally, quite instantly. 30 seconds sometimes. Which was good, because I didn't remember much past the intro. Good memories. Lullabyes are easy; most anything will soothe when played with a light touch.

Life is good! happy for you man, best of luck

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Old 03-05-2018, 02:17 PM
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:23 PM
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No need to expand. Thats some beautiful wood there.
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