Post Aug 31, 2013 #1 2013-08-31T19:23. let me introduce my new baby - a Gibson Robert Johnson L-1. awesome burst on the KM also. and I was so much amazed by its sound. The bridge on this model is made of rosewood with white pins. Robert Johnson performs a mix of his blues-rock originals, traditional blues, alt-country and classic rock. However there is one little problem - although Sam Ash is selling it as new, I see that its white tuner buttons are already worn out. Highs, meds, lows: all are well balanced. This page contains information, pictures, videos, user generated reviews, automatically generated review and videos about Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 (2014) but we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our web site. Include description. We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items! By and I was so much amazed by its sound. (short review + vids) Jack Isidore. I suspect Gibson has produced a reproduction that is btter than the original. Our hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm PST. The Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 follows after the original in terms of look and tone. I wanted a small guitar with vintage Gibson vibe and sound. I was going to describe it as mint but is has a couple of lacquer lines - due to storage and age (16years), but the condition is near mint and better than excellent. I don't have words to describe it. This is the iconic “Robert Johnson” L-1 flattop guitar. Being a small body guitar, it sounds great for finke picking. The Robert Johnson L- 1 features the historic shallow L-1 body design and a 25-inch scale. Even is you forget the RL connection, it is worth every penny. Though he died tragically in 1938 at the age of 27, Johnson's historic blues recordings have inspired countless generations of … The difference was amazing. But this is no parlor guitar. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. With perfect balance, the L-00 boasts unparalleled projection not found in comparable small body guitars. Before moving to Robert's current city of Ann Arbor, MI, Robert lived in Jupiter FL. Vintage Gibson's really are different from vintage Martins, and the L-1 delivers tons of that tone. It's calling me. Gibson L1 Robert Johnson Gibson L1 Robert Johnson . I will include preamp. Gibson 2004 Robert Johnson Acoustic. With a rich, bold tone and surprising volume for a parlor guitar, the Robert Johnson L-1 meets the needs of today's fingerpickers, folk and blues players. The Golden Era returns with the Original Collection. Then I played this one in a local music store. Get the best deals for gibson l-1 at eBay.com. I custom ordered an L1 without the Robert Johnson signature a couple of years ago. "First Blues" was written by Oscar Klein and printed in his great Book "pickin' the Blues". 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. Worn out tuners? THIS GUITAR HAS BEEN SOLD!! Vintage Gibson's really are different from vintage Martins, and the L-1 delivers tons of that tone. It was introduced in 1926 and discontinued 8 years later in preference of the L-00s and then the LG guitars that Gibson was making. The Gibson 2019 Bluesmaster L-00 Acoustic-Electric Guitar beautifully captures the heritage of those exemplary early models. I was amazed that the small guitar could put forth so much volume an clarity! Jack Isidore. Overall Rating. 41. But the other day I was in Sam Ash and I picked up this Gibson Robert Johnson L1. It has a solid sitka spruce top supported by x-bracing and mahogany back and sides, crafted into the L-1's distinctive shape that is smaller than regular dreadnought and concert guitars. They won't give you much of a discount for tuners that probably cost 50 bucks new...GO BUY IT!!! Mark Etheredge, May 2, 2005 in Acoustic Guitars But it almost gives the signature tone that I hear in David Rawling's old Epiphone, when he plays with Gillian Welch. Gibson Acoustic's Robert Johnson L-1 guitar captures the haunting, timeless sound of the man whose legacy and contributions to the blues are unmatched. Gibson Robert Johnson L-1: a little Sound Monster! Spruce top, mahogany back & sides with a nice fat V neck and wide string spacing usual of the time. 41. I consider myself a Martin guy and "generally" would not pick up a Gibson in a store. Though he died tragically in 1938 at the age of 27, Johnsons historic blues recordings have inspired countless generations of blues artists and guitarists. They will have to mark it down one day to sell it anyway because of the blemished tuners and any other signs of use. The notes sing. Registered Member. With case. If you pick near the bridge, it is bright and percussive, if you pick near the neck, it is warm and smooth. I didn't buy the guitar for RJ's signature, I really don't play that kind of music. I don't have words to describe it. 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. or is it possible that the tuners are distressed to make it seem more authentic? Fast & Free shipping on many items! The L series was later gradually replaced by the LG series in the 1940s. I occasionally played hard with a flat pick, and like all good Gibson's, the harder you play it the better it sounds. The same thing with thumb pick and metal finger picks. This instrument is not an exact re-issue of any '20's model but a re-engineered version from the factory's master luthier… read more Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 (2014) has 0 ratings (Score 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings ). Powered by Invision Community. Although both Gibson and Fender would have to build a warehouse to hold all the rumours that have floated around about them - it would explain a sudden drop in price. Robert Johnson L-1 has a non-cutaway body made of spruce top and mahogany back and sides. I like small blues guitars. The neck is made of mahogany with a traditional V … I wanted a small guitar with vintage Gibson vibe and sound. And the construction is impeccable. In 1991 Gibson's recently expanded Bozeman, Montana facility re-introduced the L-1, the company's long-lost original small body, 12-fret flat top to the world. The first guitars of this series, Gibson L-0 and Gibson L-1, were introduced first as arch-tops (1902), and later as flat tops in 1926. For more in-depth information on this guitar, please message us on Reverb! I already had a Gibson L-1 Robert Johnson, which is a perfectly nice guitar. I'll consider reasonable offers. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO CHECK OUT MORE!!! I … Summary: Robert Johnson is 68 years old and was born on 04/25/1952. Original case with some of the original documents--I'm not the original owner.No trades. I was really on a quest to find a nice Lg-1. Gibson Acoustic’s Robert Johnson L-1 guitar captures the haunting, timeless sound of the man whose legacy and contributions to the blues are unmatched. Paying tribute to our iconic past, the Original Collection brings back the classic guitars that shaped sound across all generations and genres of music. Gibson L1 Robert Johnson - $2000 (Kalamazoo) I'm selling my 2004 Gibson L1 Robert Johnson. I have been playing for 40 years and have several Gibson guitars, including an L-00 and an L-45. But the other day I was in Sam Ash and I picked up this Gibson Robert Johnson L1. Carries the 1894-1994 100 year anniversary sticker inside, while the stamped and inked numbers would indicate a 1993 build. 162 5. ... gibson l-2 gibson l-00 gibson l0 gibson l3 gibson j45 gibson archtop gibson lg1 gibson lg-0 gibson robert johnson gibson l5 kalamazoo guitar gibson lg. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. Previous owner added a mic/pickup system that blends bridge piezo pickup and mic in body. Each guitar includes a black hardshell case with plush-lined interior, owner's manual, Gibson's Gold Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service. The average Barbara Johnson is around 53 years of age with around 60% falling in to the age group of 51-60. General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion, https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=599994. Ferguson and his team tested a number of L … Why not point it out to the salesperson and make an offer. I have been playing for 40 years and have several Gibson guitars, including an L-00 and an L-45. I didn't buy the guitar for RJ's signature, I really don't play that kind of music. Disclaimer. Gibson Acoustic's Robert Johnson L-1 guitar captures the haunting, timeless sound of the man whose legacy and contributions to the blues are unmatched. But in a side by side test, the RJ L-1 beats it hands down. Mine had shiny plastic tuner buttons when I bought it. Hey everyone- been lurking around for awhile and finally registered, so this is my first post. I have hear alot of people rag on the L-1 because RJ's sig is considered hokey. All. Well, everybody's entitled to his opinion... but it's basically the same guitar, made from the same woods in the same molds, differing only in the name on the model and the price that's charged. if it's being sold as a new guitar, might gibson replace the tuners? Owning a RJ model myself I would recommend to every lover of small-sized guitars. Everything about this guitar has been painstakingly re-created, from the shallow L-1 body design to the 25" scale. The Gibson L series is a series of small-body guitars produced and sold by Gibson Guitar Corporation in the early 20th century. I happened upon a Robert Johnson L-1 … Hell Hounds on my trail.....Amazing Robert Johnson signature model Gibson L-1 .....Tons of Mojo in this guitar! It sounds more like a J-45 than an L-00. 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. It is priced similarly with other vintage syle Gibson acoustics from Montana, and is every bit as good as any of them. That's surprising...but very easy to fix. Barbara Johnson in Michigan . Great deals on Gibson L 1 In Acoustic Guitars. 574 records in 340 cities for Barbara Johnson in Michigan. Thank you! If you have any reasonable questions I'm very happy to answer them. On any given night, you can catch Robert's show throughout Metro Detroit, Northern Michigan, or in the Florida Keys. Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar. Get detailed information about Robert, including previous known addresses, phone numbers, jobs, schools, or run a comprehensive background check anonymously. In 1994, Gibson licensed the guitarist’s name and began producing a Robert Johnson Signature L-1. Developed in the 30s, the L-00 was an industry standard for many years. Lefty 1993-4 Gibson early Montana L-1 re-issue (Robert Johnson). (short review + vids) Gibson Robert Johnson L-1: a little Sound Monster! It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at eBay.com. or check out the kebmo edition that was in the classifieds about a week ago-IMO the kebmo editions outplay and outsound the RJ models in a lot of ways-and they have a wider nut width if you like that sort of thing. The Adirondack top makes it sing--really sing. Please have a listen and enjoy :-) (more) It is available in vintage sunburst with a glossy finish. Sure, this guitar will last. Robert also answers to Robert Allen Johnson and Robert A Johnson, and perhaps a couple of other names. srjohn. The haunting, timeless sound of the man whose genius has inspired generations of blues artists has been captured in the special signature edition Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar. He hails from Detroit, expressing grit with his guitar and soul with his voice. The top city of residence is Detroit, followed by Grand Rapids. 2013 Gibson Robert Johnson Reissue L1. This is a perfectly stored - never played Robert Johnson L-1 acoustic. But it almost gives the signature tone that I hear in David Rawling's old Epiphone, when he plays with Gillian Welch. The strings really drive the top. Very nice condition. Available for a limited time. Plays and sounds fantastic both acoustic and electric .Has a repaired crack on bottom side that has been stable for 10 years. Gibsons are notoriously inconsistent anyway, so if you find one that appeals to you, it doesn't really matter whom it's named after. I just cannot go back to sleep. Almost made me pass on the guitar. “Gibson Acoustics Robert Johnson L-1 guitar captures the haunting, timeless sound of the man whose legacy and contributions to the blues are unmatched. Bridge is down tight, action low, saddle is high, neck is straight. My uncle has an L-0 from about 1940, and it is still going strong. Category. Johnny Shines who traveled with Johnson, of course, never saw him actually play a Gibson - … The Gibson Robert Johnson L1 Acoustic G captures the haunting, timeless sound of the man whose genius has inspired generations of blues artists. Well, everybody's entitled to his opinion... 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