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.
Boasting a 'Slim Taper' neck profile and classy multi-colored rope top binding, the Gibson 2019 L-00 Deluxe has also been appointed with an LR Baggs VTC pickup that makes it perfect for live applications.
Gibson employs a variety of tonewoods across its acoustic catalogue, but the L-00 Deluxe stays close to its more traditional combinations. With a Rosewood back, this deep and harmonically-rich material not only delivers a full sound, 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 some crucial top-end clarity, to give you plenty of definition when playing with a pick or with your fingers. Finished in a gorgeous Rosewood Burst colour, you'll feel inspired every time you pick up and play this stunning guitar.
A Mahogany neck has been paired with the L-00 Deluxe's body, which provides a solid and stable impression. Giving notes and chords additional warmth, the neck has also been carved to Gibson's staple 'Slim Taper' profile, which strikes the perfect balance between a modern and traditional feel.
Featuring a Richlite fingerboard, this elegantly dark material has a silky smooth feel that is akin to Ebony, with its quality consistent from the 1st fret all the way up to the 19th.
Hardware & Electronics
Like many of its counterparts in the Montana lineup, the Gibson 2019 L-00 Deluxe 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 Deluxe:
The Gibson L-00 Deluxe provides unparalleled projection not found in any small body guitars. This exceptional L-00 Deluxe offers a superior tone created by the select rosewood back and sides.
Classic mini gold Grover tuners and a Gibson script logo crown the headstock. This limited edition features beautiful multi-ply top trim with added multi-colored rope binding, Finished with an LR Baggs™ VTC pickups makes this a true Deluxe model.
- Body Style: L-00
- Back: Rosewood
- Top: Sitka spruce
- Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
- Binding: Multi-colored rope top, single-ply back
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Slim Taper
- Neck width: 1.725”
- Neck joint: Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint
- Fingerboard: Richlite
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 19
- Nut: Bone
- Inlay: Mother-of-pearl split diamond with brass border
- Binding: Cream
- Bridge: Rectangular closed slot
- Tuners: Mini Grover Rotomatic
- Plating: Gold
- Pickup: LR Baggs™ VTC
- Controls: Volume and tone controls in soundhole
- Finishes available: Rosewood Burst
- Case: Gibson Hardshell