Gibson Acoustic Guitars: L7-C Acoustic Archtop

by Guitar Guru

”A Look and Tone That’s All Its Own”

The Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop Guitar has a look and tone that is all its own. From the hand-carved solid Sitka spruce top to the hand-carved solid flamed maple back and sides, this beauty is an unusual instrument in every way, hardly surprising given Gibson’s reputation for great acoustic guitars.

The only pure acoustic arch top ever built at Gibson Montana, the L7-C has a visual appeal that will have your eyes popping. At first glance it appears to have a solid body like an electric guitar, but the dual f-shaped sound holes combined with the rich woods, give this piece a tone that is simultaneously snappy; with an almost banjo-sounding bounciness and volume while still having a woody texture that lends it acoustic gracefulness.

While the L7-C may seem like it would be easy to play (what with the unusual styling and slimness of body) it is actually a bit heavier than you might expect; a fact that is due to its older-styled X bracing. And don’t be discouraged by its initially flat tone. A new L7-C needs to be broken in before it will produce the true snappy woodiness of its tonal potential. In fact, it may take several years for the full sound of the L7-C to mature, so until then you may have to adjust your string weights in order to produce a more rounded tone. At ~$5,400 the Gibson L7-C Acoustic Archtop guitar is a positive investment in the future of your musical career.

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Aug 10, 2011
by: Graham

At >$5000, this needs to do a helluva lot more than just look pretty. The Gibson name on the headstock doesn't count for THAT much any more. Seriously, folks, this is nice,but who has that kind of coin in his jeans?? The few who do, also have brains in their heads.

Aug 09, 2011
A Look and Tone That’s All Its Own
by: Guitar Guru

A Look and Tone That’s All Its Own

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