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Gibson 1928 L-1 Blues Tribute?

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Anyone have any experience with this guitar? It's got my interest at the moment. What did you think.

 

I used to have an old L-1 so I know something about them. The Blues Tribute seems to sound different than the others.

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most people don't understand what REAL old Gibson sounds like. it's not like modern guitars (even reissues) would make you think. I don't mean quality. I mean type of sound. it really is a different thing. most people are so used to modern guitars that they actually don't like 20s and 30s Gibsons. that being said, the 1928 L-1 Tribute is hands down the closest thing Gibson makes these days to an actual old Gibson. Amazing guitars. I wish I could justify buying one today.

 

 

 

 

 

-Keith

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most people don't understand what REAL old Gibson sounds like. it's not like modern guitars (even reissues) would make you think. I don't mean quality. I mean type of sound. it really is a different thing. most people are so used to modern guitars that they actually don't like 20s and 30s Gibsons. that being said, the 1928 L-1 Tribute is hands down the closest thing Gibson makes these days to an actual old Gibson. Amazing guitars. I wish I could justify buying one today.

 

 

 

 

 

-Keith

 

Yup.. this explains it very well..

 

thats why I bought mine.. I was really takin back by how it lite up for such a small guitar.. I own a few L1s from the late 20s early 30s.. pretty much a bang on example..

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Beauties ... and sounds great if i trust youtube reviews.

Need to get my hands on one of these in a shop someday to check it out, seems nice for blues fingerpick. Also lvoe the small form factor.

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We have this -- 1926 L-1. It is very lightly braced -- a lot of noise from a small guitar. The bracing results in a more raw, boxy sound that the early 30s X-braced models. Perfect blues engine. How is the Tribute model braced?

 

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Such a cool little guitar!!

 

What is the string spacing at the nut/saddle - how about the neck on these new ones- would you consider it fat?

 

Thanks for sharing!

madhat.

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We have this -- 1926 L-1. It is very lightly braced -- a lot of noise from a small guitar. The bracing results in a more raw, boxy sound that the early 30s X-braced models. Perfect blues engine. How is the Tribute model braced?

 

1926L-1a_zpstwx4y2d4.jpg

 

The center of the xbrace is about a 1 1/2 " from the sound hole.. the bracing is light..

 

Nice L1 Tpbiii

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Such a cool little guitar!!

 

What is the string spacing at the nut/saddle - how about the neck on these new ones- would you consider it fat?

 

Thanks for sharing!

madhat.

 

 

I would consider the neck to be very close to the original L1 models.. not a skinny board either.. its comfy..

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