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    This is in the Kalamazoo Craigslist. I have no other info. I'll bet there are stories and dreams involving this instrument.

    Gibson L-1 from 1919 electric-gibson-1919-jpg

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    “L-1”, I think you meant ?

    Stories, I’m sure

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    I actully owned one of those. Did not like the sound, like most early century Gibson archtop roundholes. Me no like. As always, JMO.

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    At least it looks like they did not put any holes in the guitar.

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    Compared to other round hole guitars (dreadnaught, jumbo, concert, etc) they sound very boxy and mids-focused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmajor9 View Post
    “L-1”, I think you meant ?

    Stories, I’m sure
    You're probably right. The ad said 1-1, which made no sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay View Post
    Compared to other round hole guitars (dreadnaught, jumbo, concert, etc) they sound very boxy and mids-focused.
    Sounds like it would make a good blues guitar.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Grass View Post
    You're probably right. The ad said 1-1, which made no sense to me.
    Maybe it's an L-L. (Loar Loaner? Loar Limited?)
    Last edited by Woody Sound; 06-30-2020 at 02:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO View Post
    Sounds like it would make a good blues guitar.....
    Yes! Perfect for blues!

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    the gibson L-1 archtop was around from 1902 to the mid 1920's...when it morphed into a flattop!

    the flattop was most famously used by robert johnson



    cheers

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    Thanks for the clip, rabbit. Daddy Stovepipe is a fine picker. I think he's from Belgium.