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  1. I really enjoyed learning about Smeck -- thanks!
  2. Well, the DEAL is done. I bought a used 2019 Parlor M Rosewood with Tea Sunburst for $1500. I tried buying an L-OO Standard, but I just couldn't get it at a price I could afford. Looks like a beauty to me! Product Specs Condition Excellent (Used) Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more Brand Gibson Model Parlor Rosewood Finish Tea Sunburst Categories Built-in Electronics, Parlor Year 2019 Made In United States Body Shape Parlor Right / Left Handed Right Handed Number of Strings 6 String Neck Material Mahogany Fretboard Material Composite Back Material Rosewood Sides Material Rosewood Top Material Spruce Body Features Cutaway
  3. Thanks arctic! I think I have found my treasure - - - I just need to afford it!
  4. I'm very inexperienced with vintage guitars and have no local tech's to fall back on, and no way to try before buy. They are also a good bit past my price range. Sooooooo, I just made an offer on a 2016 L-OO Standard. Looks brand new and has HSC. That's dipping my toe into the Gibson oeuvre! Thanks to all for such great advice!
  5. Nice rec. I'm looking those over now. THX!
  6. I think the nice condition vintage is above my budget - based on a quick survey of Reverb. The newer re-issues like Lg-2 American Eagle would be more in my budget. Of course, we all want that vintage vibe, but.....I think I may have to save that for another day. If anyone has an modern LG-2, - comments?
  7. Amazing collection Dave! My hands are never going to stretch to the "4 fret" level. However, they have improved enough that I can play again. I think I prefer smallish necks.
  8. Sadly, I'm in a guitar desert with nothing but a Guitar Center near. I'm 4 hours from LA. I'm glad to hear there are lots of choices though! I guess the other thing I need to be aware of is NECK SHAPE. I don't think I like biggish necks. I'm trying to keep my cost under $2K. But, that's beginning to look too low.
  9. Thanks 62Burst! I appreciate the comments. That LG-2 seems perfect. I'm browsing the used units now!
  10. I'm an old (71) player of maybe intermediate skill (if I am kind). I only recently re-engaged with the guitar after many years of playing ukuleles because of arthritis in my hands. Long story short, the arthritis improved and I decided I missed the guitar, So, I started buying guitars trying to find the "right" fit. I'm a small guy, and my wife and I just play at home for fun. I can't handle big dreadnaughts and jumbos. I'm kind of in love with parlor and smaller bodied guitars that can be comfortably played in chairs. I began with a Gretsch which was just too heavy and bulky. Then a Cordoba 3/4 nylon, but I didn't like that style of guitar. Then I purchased a new Taylor 214 GS on a whim, based on trying it in the store. But, it was way too big once at home. I traded that back for a GS Mini, which I am using now. We play pop/rock from 50s to 80s, and I generally try flat picking. Ok, all that out of the way, I really want a brighter "spruce top" tone, and I am drooling for an older Gibson, maybe even vintage. I am however, endlessly confused by the myriad model designations and trying to figure out which are the smaller bodies? So far, I think the L-00, L1 and L2 are the only ones small enough. But there are many, many other designations that I just don't know the size. In the NEW category, I am intrigued with the Parlor Rosewood M. But I've never had a vintage guitar and I am wondering what I am missing? Any advice on small models appreciated!
  11. Hi all, I'm an old (71) player of maybe intermediate skill (if I am kind). I only recently re-engaged with the guitar after many years of playing ukuleles because of arthritis in my hands. Long story short, the arthritis improved and I decided I missed the guitar, So, I started buying guitars trying to find the "right" fit. I'm a small guy, and my wife and I just play at home for fun. I can't handle big dreadnaughts and jumbos. I'm kind of in love with parlor and smaller bodied guitars that can be comfortably played in chairs. I began with a Gretsch which was just too heavy and bulky. Then a Cordoba 3/4 nylon, but I didn't like that style of guitar. Then I purchased a new Taylor 214 GS on a whim, based on trying it in the store. But, it was way too big once at home. I traded that back for a GS Mini, which I am using now. We play pop/rock from 50s to 80s, and I generally try flat picking. Ok, all that out of the way, I really want a brighter "spruce top" tone, and I am drooling for an older Gibson, maybe even vintage. I am however, endlessly confused by the myriad model designations and trying to figure out which are the smaller bodies? So far, I think the L-00, L1 and L2 are the only ones small enough. But there are many, many other designations that I just don't know the size. In the NEW category, I am intrigued with the Parlor Rosewood M. But I've never had a vintage guitar and I am wondering what I am missing? Any advice on small models appreciated!
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