The L-00 model is one of Gibson's earliest acoustic designs, originally developed in the 1930s. With its small and comfortable Parlor-esque body still intact, this iconic instrument has been modernised to meet the demands of contemporary players.
The Studio is the most affordable iteration of the L-00 currently offered by Gibson, however its features and aesthetics still make it a classy instrument that even seasoned professionals will adore. Boasting an 'Advanced Response' neck profile, the Gibson 2019 L-00 Standard has also been appointed with an LR Baggs VTC pickup, making it perfect for live applications.
Gibson employs a variety of tonewoods across its acoustic catalogue, and the L-00 Studio keeps it traditional with its long-established combinations. With a Walnut back, this dense material yields bright and vibrant tones, but it also projects far more volume than you'd expect, especially from an instrument with such a small body.
Adorned with a Sitka Spruce top, this vibrant-sounding tonewood adds even more clarity in the upper register, to give you plenty of definition when playing with a pick or with your fingers.
A Mahogany neck has been paired with the L-00 Studio's body, which provides a solid and stable impression. Giving notes and chords additional warmth, the neck has also been carved to Gibson's 'Advanced Reponse' profile, giving a modern feel.
Hardware & Electronics
Like many of its counterparts in the Montana lineup, the Gibson 2019 L-00 Studio has been fitted with an LR Baggs VTC pickup. Capturing the full acoustic range and voice of the instrument, this high-quality pickup convincingly transfers its unique tonal qualities through a dedicated acoustic amplifier or PA system, making it perfect for live performance and session work.
With an ergonomic and discrete design, the pickup is placed inside the soundhole and just at the edge of the top section, meaning that you'll hardly notice it's even there! With its volume and tone controls also installed inside, you can easily refine your sound on-the-fly.
In terms of hardware, Gibson has kept it old-school while ensuring that certain aspects meet today's standards. The rectangular closed slot bridge conveys lots of vintage charm, however at the other end of the instrument you'll find a set of Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, which ensure excellent tuning stability.
Here's what Gibson says about the L-00 Studio:
The new L-00 Studio offers one of our most famous icon guitars built with walnut back and sides. Available in both Antique Natural and our hand sprayed Walnut Burst finish. Finished with an LR Baggs™ VTC pickup for easy studio quality plug and play anywhere!
Body Style: L-00
Top: Sitka spruce
Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back
Neck profile: Advanced Response
Neck width: 1.725”
Neck joint: Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint
Scale length: 24.75”
Number of frets: 19
Inlay: Mother-of-pearl dots
Bridge: Rectangular closed slot
Tuners: Mini Grover Rotomatic
Pickup: LR Baggs™ VTC
Controls: Volume and tone controls in soundhole
Finishes available: Antique Natural, Walnut Burst | Gibson Hardcase Included
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