Gibson don’t often designate guitars as “parlor size”, but the L-00 definitely fits the category – a smaller size body, that’s comfortable to play, and projects like buggery.
Milk Carton Kids
Woody Guthrie was the first name we mentioned as having been an L-00 player – check out pic # 5 for a couple of great Woody images. Others, across a vast range of musical genres, include Jason Pierce of Spaceman 3, Derek Trucks, Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids, and, slightly didn’t-see-that-coming, actress Kristen Stewart.
Pretty much all the big names above are known for real dynamic range across their songs and playing, from the quietest shimmers to the loudest banging it out, and the L-00 has always been one of the machines most capable of delivering, from one end of the sonic spectrum to the other, with that famous Gibson string-to-string articulation that sets the industry standard.
Completed at Gibson’s acoustic facility in Bozeman, Montana, on Saturday the 15th of January, 2020, yer basic specs include:-
Walnut back & sides
Sitka Spruce top, with Antique Natural nitro finish
Compound profile Mahogany neck
Dovetail neck joint
14/19 fret Walnut fingerboard, (16” radius), with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
Tusq nut & bridge pins
LR Baggs active VTC under-saddle pickup system
Nickel plated Grover Mini-Rotomatic tuners
Baggs VTC pickup
Gibson have previously used the Studio tag on models such as a stripped down Les Paul, but here it alludes to the factory fitted Baggs VTC pickup – ie, the guitar is 100% ready to take into the studio and record. (Or, of course, plug in at home, or your next gig)
Box of musical bliss
The Walnut body has near the same snap as Maple, and slightly more lower-mid bark, without the boominess of the bigger Gibson bodies, which makes it ideal for blues and country work, plus finger-picking, jazz, R&B, blissed-out jams – this little box of musical bliss takes them all in its stride. This is extra noticeable when you plug in, due to the excellent range provided by the tone control.
Free courier delivery
Your Antique Natural L-00 will arrive at your door in its original Gibson hard shell case, in Excellent+ condition, all set up and ready to go. FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)