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Acoustic equivalent to ES-125

#1 User is offline   dallasblues 

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:29 AM

Anyone know an acoustic, solid-top, equivalent to my '52 ES-125? I absolutely love the feel of my guitar and would someday love to find a completely acoustic archtop that's similar.

Any ideas?

My stuff...

'08 Gibson ES 335
'04 Les Paul Jr.
'74 Fender Stratocaster
'06 Fender Hwy 1 Telecaster
'89 Fender MIJ Stratocaster
'61 Harmony Rocket
?? Danelectro U2

'51 Fender Pro
'59 Fender Champ
'67 Fender Bandmaster
'71 Fender Vibrolux
'92 Fender Blues DeVille


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:34 PM

An L-48 is pretty close.

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An L-50 is a little fancier.

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The OLDER L-50s (prior to 1947-ish) were plainer like the L-48 as well.

The L-50 always had a spruce top as far as I know. The L-48 was typically mahogany but some spruce ones got churned out too. I think it depended a lot on what the guy reached for in the pile.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:47 PM

The Godin 5th Avenue is a little deeper....

IMO a fine 'modern' take on the acoustic archtop theme

Very popular on the acoustic circuit and well priced....


Fiddling at the Pearly Gates
or somewhere
Lower and Warmer....

I like really floats my boat....

I dig most stuff....

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