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  1. Let's talk small-bodied Gibsons

    Yesterday, 10:58 AM

    So, finally, I have the time, money, interest, and a bad right shoulder that won't be getting any better. I am ready to stock up on small guitars. I am enter the post-dreadnought phase of my life or, in other words, I am getting old... As a singer I am really looking for an all around guitar with a lot of tone, charm, and vintage goodness. At the top of my list is a LG-2 and a Martin 0-17. The Gibson is meant to replaced my beloved J-45 when I sit on my couch or my shoulder can't take playing a dread and I find the Martin magical and charming. So right now I am on the hunt but I did want to check in with you fine people as I attempt to jump into the pool. BTW- the LG I am looking for is intended to be the guitar of my dreams, the sound in my head, the one that raises the hairs on the back of my neck. Hopefully my bank account can withstand my tastes. Here are my questions:

    1. Are there any other standout small-bodied, vintage guitar models that I should try out before pulling the trigger? The lower bout can't be wider than an LG-2. My shoulder makes "crunchy" sounds when I try to rotate it.

    2. What eras are generally considered good for LG-2s? Early 50's and Banners?

    3. Vintage guitars seem to be priced according to several factors: age, condition, tone, play-ability, and historical value. For those that have gone through the process, what proved to be the most important to you over time? After all the dust cleared, what do you think you got right, wrong, and what really mattered in the end?

    Lastly, I do not like V shaped necks.
  2. Where in L.A. should I look for an LG-2?

    19 June 2017 - 10:37 PM

    I will be driving my family to Los Angeles for a short vacation next week. While I am there I would like to check out some LG-2s. Where should I go?
  3. Questions

    18 June 2017 - 10:53 AM

    I posted yesterday that I am just getting into Reverb and a whole new world of guitars seems to have opened up for me. Then I saw this LG-2 on Reverb where the seller claims that it is the first "banner year" LG-2 ever made! If the seller's claim is true I think that is one super cool guitar but this isn't about this guitar exactly. Here's what I would like to know:

    1. In the vintage guitar market, does the fact that this guitar seems somewhat notable matter enough to justify the premium.

    2. Is this guitar legit and how would I go about verifying the seller's claim?


    Basically, if you were interested in this guitar, what strategies would you use to do your homework about this guitar or how would you proceed? I am guessing a call to the seller, a call to Gibson, and then post it to the forum to get confirmation from you fine folks? I bought nearly every guitar I own on CL so buying a used guitar is something I am familiar with but the vintage realm is not something I am familiar with. Here's the link: https://reverb.com/i...-adirondack-top
  4. School me on buying acoustics on Reverb

    17 June 2017 - 03:20 PM

    I've never used it before and just joined last week. Are there any tips for buying safely on Reverb or other noticeable characteristics about Reverb that I should know about?
  5. Is tuning up to open E safe on acoustics?

    09 June 2017 - 05:59 PM

    I was just curious about open tunings and read that to tune up to open E, the A and the D strings are tuned up a full step. Is tuning a full step safe for the guitar and normal or something better left to electric guitars?

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