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#1 User is offline   gruffydd3 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 12:35 PM

I have a 2017 Gibson L-00 Vintage, that's become my favorite. I really like the small body guitars, and I'd like to get another.

The 1928 L-1 Blues Tribute appeals to me. So, my question is this: Do these two guitars sound different enough to make buying the L-1 worthwhile, or are they going to sound almost the same. I'm not able to get my hands on an L-1 to try out.
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:39 AM

View Postgruffydd3, on 08 October 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

I have a 2017 Gibson L-00 Vintage, that's become my favorite. I really like the small body guitars, and I'd like to get another.

The 1928 L-1 Blues Tribute appeals to me. So, my question is this: Do these two guitars sound different enough to make buying the L-1 worthwhile, or are they going to sound almost the same. I'm not able to get my hands on an L-1 to try out.


If you want to stay with Mahogany, find a Martin 00-18V or a Taylor 322. The 322 has mahogany top as well as back and sides. I think you may find the L-1 a lot like your L-00. I have a 2015 Gibson custom shop L-00 Red Spruce Limited, 12 fret and love it. But a friend of mine has a Martin 00-18V and it is a great guitar.
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

I ended up getting a 1928 L-1 blues Tribute. It sounds different enough from my L-00 Vintage to make me happy.

The few Taylors I've played all sounded good to me. On the other hand, I've never played or heard a Martin in person the sounded good to me. To each their own, but it's left me wondering what people see in them.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

I owned a Martin OM18V for a while ten years or so ago. Sold it because the giant boat shaped neck was a bit much for me, but what a sound...astoundingly beautiful.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 02:00 PM

So many people like them there must be a lot of good ones out there. I can't explain why the ones I've heard have all sounded dull.
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