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Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar  

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    Beautiful blues tone — legendary craftsmanship.

    Gibson Acoustic's Robert Johnson L-1 guitar captures the haunting, timeless sound of the man whose legacy and contributions to blues music are unmatched. Though he died tragically in 1938 at the age of 27, Johnson's historic blues recordings have inspired countless generations of blues artists and guitarists. The Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 guitar is tribute to his instrument of choice. It features Gibson's traditional L-1 body design, exactly as it was on the first L-1 in 1926.

    Nickel Gotoh White Button Tuners
    The Gibson Robert Johnson acoustic guitar features Gotoh's SD91 white button tuners. With a gear ratio of 15:1, the Gotoh's deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage, and a special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

    Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Dot Inlays
    The fingerboard of Gibson's Robert Johnson guitar is constructed from the highest grade rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the acoustic guitar's fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The Gibson L-1 guitar's dot inlays, as well as the custom Robert Johnson signature inlay at the end of the fingerboard, are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge—instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic's rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Robert Johnson L-1.

    Rosette
    A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 is a single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the Robert Johnson L-1.

    Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)

    The Gibson Robert Johnson acoustic guitar is based on the body design of their L-00 small body. The top is made from AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from Honduran mahogany, giving the Robert Johnson L-1 a combination of tonewoods and features that produce a volume and clarity not expected from such a small guitar, and the rich, warm tone central to Johnson's unforgettable sound. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

    Bracing
    Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, handmade guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The inside of the Robert Johnson L-1 acoustic guitar features Gibson's traditional "X" bracing pattern from the early 1900s, which helps project a volume and clarity not expected from such a small guitar, and the rich, warm tone central to Johnson's unforgettable sound.

    Features

    • AA-grade Sitka spruce top
    • Honduran mahogany back and sides
    • Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges
    • Hand-scalloped, radiused bracing
    • Nickel Gotoh white button tuners
    • Period-correct 25" scale

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    GibsonRobert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar
     
    5.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great guitar!

    By heatherWV

    from Morgantown, WV

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Neck Joins Body At 12th F

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    When I first saw this I thought it was gping to be too small and sound awful. Was I wrong! It is incredibly comfortable (I've been playing a jumbo for years so it was an initial adjustment). The more I play this thing the more I love it-the neck, the tone, the ease-even the smell. This one's a lifer!

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    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Robert Johnson L-1, a superb acoustic guitar.

    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    I tried a couple of other acoustoc guitars before I got this, hoping to get a really great guitar for cheap. Now I know it can't be done. This little guys worth the scratch.
    I'ne had a lot of different guirars in 45 years. I wish I'd had this peach long ago, it would of saved me a lot of money. I love the sound of a 12th fret neck. It has the vibe of a 20's/ 30's era box. It's an authentic feeling period piece
    Wonderful. Thin nitro finish, smooth fret edges. Very nice finish on the whole thing. Better tuning stability than any of my other guitare.
    It's a bit pricey, but worth it. I bought mine used from MF, (I can't belive somebody returned it). It was very well packed & in perfect order, ready to tune & play.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Acoustic I've Ever Played

    By Jimmy L.

    from California

    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    this guitar is AMAZING! It is the only acoustic i currently own (i mainly play instrumental surf and jazz), but it is the best i've ever heard. It easily sounds as good as my buddy's VINTAGE Jumbo. Don't let the small size of the body or neck fool you. This thing sounds GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it produces the sound of a studio musician's instrument. the color and finish are beautiful, too, and the fretboard is laid out very nicely (relatively short for comfort, but long enough to keep intonation). This guitar is especially great for bottleneck slide (probably because it was designed for blues). the ONLY thing i dislike about it is that the neck is mounted at the 12 fret, which makes it kind of hard to hit those high notes, but its not a big deal. The signature in the neck is yet another sweet feature of this guitar. Bottom line, I love it! It deserves 1,000,000 stars.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!!

    By Robert Gendle

    from California

    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    This is a fun blues playing machine. Comfortable body and neck.
    Well built and very nice looking. Makes you feel like Robert Johnson.
    Great blues sound. Love it!!
    If you like a small bodied guitar with a woody sound you will love this guitar.
    The neck is comfortable with good finger spacing.
    Well built guitar. clean finish inside and out.
    I own a few expensive guitars that are twice the price of this one and it's well worth the money.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    wOw!

    By yayahitzme

    from Alvin, TX

    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar is awesome! Totally worth the price! It just has that smooth warm feeling when you play it!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Acoustic Blues Guitar

    By Gary-VcMnt

    from Daytona Beach,Fla....

    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    I have a Gibson L-4A single cutaway acoustic/electric guitar, which is basically a Gibson J-200 modernized. This Robert Johnson Gibson is as loud or louder and almost 3/4 of its size. Easy to play open tunings and get Johnson's sound. Superior quality and build. The finish is way nicer than any pictures of it, darker and very vintage looking. Would purchase again without question. Feels and plays great.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    just play it.

    By gortex redneck

    from white-as-hell, Oregon

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    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    I played this one in the fancy guitar room at Apple's in Portland, Ore. Oh my God! You have to play this guitar. Delicious. It's subtle, or if you bang it, the overhead is incredible - makes you want to play it loud to get that uniquely Gibson Bluesy sound. You can just dig into that warm throaty crunch. I played it soft too, finger style. It is totally rewarding, and I love the wide neck - you can climb into the fingerboard and get real comfortable. Okay, I've to to sell some lesser guitars, maybe a bike, and buy this baby. I got to have it. Hey, don't buy mine.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a sweet sound!

    By JTM

    from Florida

    Comments about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar feels like a toy the first time you take it out of the case. Once you play it you realize how much of a toy it is not! It is a quality instrument and the sound is spectacular. It practically plays itself and it virtually sings the notes. A great choice! I love it!

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