Shopbuilt L-1 Style, 0-size 12-fret in X-braced spruce/maple under vintage burst finish, 1 3/4” nut, handsome all-around player


Always a popular offering, the L-1 style parlor never disappoints in looks, playability and tone. The 25.4” Martin scale length delivers just enough tension to encourage digging’ in without being harder to fret and the spruce/maple tone wood combo takes care of the rest. Don’t forget to click on the “video soundclip” link in the listing to hear how it sounds.

SPECS: 0-size body, 12-fret neck with solid headstock, X-braced book matched solid spruce top in satin lacquer burst finish, maple sides and back in satin lacquer tobacco brown finish, repurposed Martin LX neck in tobacco brown finish, adjustable 2-way truss rod, MOP fretboard inlays with corresponding side dots, individual enclosed tuning machines in black finish, “oval” neck profile, radius’d ziricote fretboard with new frets, new striped ebony pyramid bridge, cream binding on top, back and sound hole rosette, unbleached bone pins, nut and saddle. Nut width 1 3/4”, String spacing 2 3/8”, Scale length 25.4”, upper bout 10 1/8”, lower bout 13 7/8”, body length 18 1/2”, Overall length 37 1/4”, Depth at end block 3 13/16”, Neck depth at 1st fret 3/4”, Neck depth at 5th fret 7/8” Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ26 Custom Light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid shop built condition from new, old and repurposed materials. Please note that vintage, used or repurposed materials will have underlying swirls, scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises. Any new elements/features added during the rebuild were made to fit in with the old.

SOUND: Rich, full with above average sustain. This guitar handles a lighter to moderate touch without fear or trepidation. Generous string spacing at the saddle works well for fingerstyle players. Neck plays easy with no dead spots and adjustable truss rod will help it keep playing that way.

PRICE: $999





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