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Gibson L00 for bottleneck!


BluesKing777

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I am currently mooning over vintage L00's on a classic guitar site.

 

I rotate between my J45 in standard tuning (perfect!); my Blues King in D open tuning for bottleneck (perfect!); an Epi EL00 in G open tuning also for bottleneck (great but very narrow neck...).

 

I played a metal dobro for many years, and while I still love it, it does cause various aches because it is such a heavy guitar.

After owning a few Martin dreads, an all hog Martin 000, I tried the Epi EL00 after reading about it in this forum? I took it home - it was my first foray into smaller guitars for fingerpicking.

12 months later I tried a few Blues Kings, and eventually took one home. It does everthing for slide in D tuning - it cries, sings...

 

So..

I need another Blues King for G tuning. Lucky Threes of Gibsons. I like to have them tuned and ready to play (or I don't change tuning!!! Spoilt, mad?)

I cannot possibly explain to friends, family, even myself, why I need two of the same guitars, so I will take the opportunity to look into a vintage Gibson L00. I have never played one, though I have seen some great ones on video and the internet. I tried a new J45 Legend and was shocked at the size of the neck! Is the the Legend L00 the same neck?

 

Any suggestions? Comments?

 

Regards BK.

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Jerry K user_popup.png

Posted Yesterday, 12:36 PM

 

You can also try the new Keb Mo model.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:28 AM

 

The Legend J45 has a huge round profile neck; the L00 has a sharp V. The neck on the BK L00 is perfect IMO. I love mine!!

 

Thanks.

 

 

Does anyone know much of this guitar shop?

 

In Ohio?

 

Or...

 

Could you drop in and roadtest this beast for me?

 

http://www.garysguitars.com/catalog/1937-gibson-l-00-gia0431

 

Regards BK.

 

 

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