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Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar

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its not a bad guitar at all...

 

i played a couple...

 

im a fan of small body gibby's...

 

the signature in the fret board is a little much in my opinion...but its an aesthetic thing and not a playing issue!

 

before i bought my LG-2 3/4 i had an L-00

 

similar size and shape to the Johnson...and very very comfortable...also i picked one up for about 1k less than the johnson...

 

i had a client who loves playing slide and he bought the johnson specifically for slide...

 

he swears by it even though he is a National Tri-Cone man...

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NC, I've had one (an '06) for a couple months. I feel it's more like a full size guitar in terms of volume and tone, and it does work in my small acoustic band situation. Mine has great reverb and sustain and plays well. Sometimes I miss the two higher frets, but I have other guitars to fill that need. Once you come to terms with the fact that this guitar is not a dread nor even an OM, you can enjoy it's compressed and midrangey honk, its bark, projection and what I call (pardon National) its Radiotone, you know, kinda like the sound's coming out of an old time console radio. Ce

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Thoughts and opinions???

 

I have one. I've posted a few photos of it at the trading post. I like the way it looks. It's small and extremely light weight. I would describe the neck as generic. It's neither big nor small. A slight v-shape. I'm not sure about the neck radius but it reminds me of my '93 strat. I suppose the specs can be found at gibbys web site.

 

The sound is woody and percussive. Not much sustain. Almost big sounding. I don't care for how the guitar responds to my touch. It seems to react to aggressive playing. Dig in and it gives you something. Hold back and it leaves you wanting.

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I love everything about my RJ model except that silly inlaid signature in the fretboard.

I'm seriously thinking of removing it, filling in the void and staining it w/ ebony stain. What is the best way of removing MOP from the fret board?

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Speaking of the Nick Lucas' date=' I wonder why they dropped that model. I miss mine and wish I could get another one.[/quote']

 

Most likely not a steady seller. Next time they bring it back, they should do a run w/RW back and sides. might sell a few. Can call it the Bob Dylan/Norman Blake ("is it rolling, Bob?).

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I love everything about my RJ model except that silly inlaid signature in the fretboard.

I'm seriously thinking of removing it' date=' filling in the void and staining it w/ ebony stain. What is the best way of removing MOP from the fret board?[/quote']

 

Ouch!

 

http://www.mandolincafe.com/news/publish/mandolins_001107.shtml

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I sure love mine, and it is my go-to guitar now. Very different from my Martins which have tons of sustain, the RJ nevertheless is very responsive. The tone is woody and clear, and has a growl when you dig in. I often play late at night when the kids are asleep, and it has a great complex sound when played soft. It is a very lightweight guitar.

 

I think they came up with a winner with the RJ; and I never notice the signature. (I got a seriously killer price at Guitar Center of all places.)

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