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Gibson L-20 Parlor Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Limited to 27 units for all of North America, this rare Gibson Acoustic L-20 Fingerstyle Parlor guitar is built upon the Gibson 00 body style, a smal...Click To Read More About This Product
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An extremely limited run featuring the popular 00 body style with one-of-a-kind rosewood back and sides and L.R. Baggs electronics.
Limited to 27 units for all of North America, this rare Gibson Acoustic L-20 Fingerstyle Parlor guitar is built upon the Gibson 00 body style, a small body guitar of choice for almost 100 years. Adorned with solid mystic rosewood harvested from very old rosewood stumps, a solid spruce top and solid, genuine mahogany neck, these solid materials are supported by scalloped bracing, hide glue traditional compound dovetail neck joint, a light hand-applied nitrocellulose lacquer Vintage Sunburst finish, and amplified via the award-winning L.R. Baggs Lyric internal mic pickup. Proudly built by hand in Bozeman, Montana, the LG-2 Parlor Custom limited edition will astound you by the spectacular sound that the 00 body style will produce. Comes in a Gibson Hardshell case with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Body type: 00
Top wood: Solid spruce
Back & sides: Solid mystic rosewood
Bracing pattern: Scalloped
Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Not specified
Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25.5"
Number of frets: 19
Neck finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Brand: L.R. Baggs
Preamp EQ: No
Feedback filter: No
Headstock overlay: Ebony
Tuning machines: Gold
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited edtion, tonewoods
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: United States
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Rich Sound
- Stays In Tune
- Rock Concerts
- Small Venues
Comments about Gibson L-20 Parlor Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I am lucky enough to actually own one of the few available in North America of the limited production for this model.
The 'Mystic Rosewood' makes each instrument uniquely beautiful. One of my band mates has a J45 Mystic rosewood and it is also strikingly beautiful in its own special way. The 3 per side gold Waverly open back tuning machines are fitting in look and provide perfect tuning. The natural finish on the neck matches perfectly with the guitar body rosewood and spruce top. It is a museum quality marriage of wood and color. The head stock flowerpot, neck blocks and sound hole rosette are all real mother of pearl. Visually each guitar is one of a kind.
The sound of this instrument is wonderful, full bass, clear mids and sparkling highs. The body style is the same as the Gibson Special made for Nick Lucas. L0 top and back (almost a martin 000) size with a dreadnought 5" back thickness and back arch that sitting on the back allows it to rock like a rocking chair. This guitar booms with voice like clarity. The neck and body join is so good neck harmonics are super easy to find even on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th frets. 7th, 9th, 12th and 17th harmonics ring like a bell. This hangs with anyone for any style. Your bluegrass buds will love this as much as your jazz 30-40's buds. This does cowboy country music all day long with no sweat. Strumming, picking finger style, bluegrass, country, jazz, no problem for this guitar. I've tried all three gauges and use nanoweb custom lights, 11's, on mine.
The LR Baggs Lyric microphone preamp is prone to feed back and eats batteries like there is no tomorrow. turn off by unplugging when not in use. make sure you have fresh batteries before performing and if you use this for more than a 45-60 min set you can actually expect to change batteries because the volume drop off while performing as the batteries loose charge is noticeable. To avoid feedback problems you have to adjust the guitar so you can hear it w/o fb and then use the volume knobs at the amp or board. For recording it should be mic'ed. Performing the vocal mic seems to pickup enough while standing singing for any self respecting 4-5 piece country rock band in any bar I've played in. The guitar itself is loud.
If you love rare vintage style collectible guitars uniqueness of clear wood finishes, seeing the wood grain of all the woods in your instrument, expect the best materials, want real mother of pearl and not pearloid and then expect that instrument to sound as good or better than any other rosewood body bridge, spruce top, mahogany neck guitar. This is a limited edition, rare one of a kind out of the box guitar.
better hurry before I snag the last one Musicians Friend has.