Gibson L01 Parlor Guitar 1912
With a hand carved, arched beech top and back and
mahogany neck, the L1 has a very bright mid/high tone that
projects well beyond what its small size would lead you to
expect. The ebony bridge and fretboard are hard like a rock.
The guy that re-fretted (jumbo nickel) this baby said he wore
out two grinder bits doing the job. Sometime during this
guitar's life the original tuners were replaced with premium
(at the time) 1932 gizmos. The original bridge was replaced,
most likely at the same time, with a 1920 Lloyd Lore patented
bridge (another primo modification). Crag did a clean repair
of the original metal and tortoiseshell tailpiece and
refinished the guitar. I wonder what the first tune was
strummed on this axe. Maybe "Skip to My Loo"?
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