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Possible guitar trade

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Hi everyone,

I am just wondering if there is anyone out there who would be interested in potentially sending me a Gibson L-7 or similar acoustic archtop in return for a high end handmade gypsy guitar? PM me if interested.

Thanks,

Nick
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You're not giving up on us, are you?
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oh no, don't worry about that :)
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Post by blindbluesandjazz »

Hi Nick--

I'm selling one of mine if you're interested:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1


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Post by nwilkins »

hey thanks for the tip Colin, but I am now (as of the 25th) the proud owner of a rare (and pretty much mint) professional grade 17" Epi - a 1951 Devon :)

BTW I see you were looking at buying an early 1930s L-12. If it is the one I'm thinking of with a small crack in the back and a refin job then good luck - it is a tiny bit overpriced but if the refin job was done well it should be worth the money (I almost bought it), esp seeing as how cheap it is!
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Post by blindbluesandjazz »

Nick--

Do you mean the one from Nothing New Music in New Jersey? It's on it's way and should arrive tomorrow. How is the Devon? I've never played one of those.
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Post by djangology »

I am also thinking of buying a Gibson L7-c ;-)
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Post by Campus Five »

Not a new custom shop L7-C because those things are terrible! Any particular reason you're looking at a cutaway? I've been playing my Eastman 805 non-cut fo the last couple months and haven't found the need for a cutaway. Plus any archtop without a cutaway will sound way better (acoustically) than one with a cutaway.
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Post by blindbluesandjazz »

I agree, I wouldn't get a cutaway unless it was going to be a dedicated electric. That having been said, my friend Jordan uses an L-7 C that does have pretty great acoustic tone. For acoustic archtops, I strongly suggest anybody looking for one try as many pre-war ones as they can. I'm generalizing, of course, but I find that most post-war archtops, including L-5's and Emperor's were built too heavy, and sound kind of flat.
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Post by nwilkins »

yeah Colin - that was the guitar I almost bought. let me know how it is (if it is amazing then I will probably kick myself, but at least I know it's owned by a good guy who will appreciate it). The Devon is just to tide me over until I have enough money to buy a nicer archtop (I'm currently a grad student with no job)- I figure it should still be a pretty great guitar, and it will only appreciate in value, so I may sell it when the time comes :)
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