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ericthegreat 25/11/2011

Gibson L6-S (1974) : l'avis de ericthegreat (contenu en anglais)

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The neck on the Gibson L6S 1974 Feels Great! That has always been the big plus point of Gibson’s and this one is no exception. I also like how light it is and the small body makes it very comfortable to play. Maybe it doesn't have the same bottom end as a Les Paul but it can still deliver long sustain and can definitely stand its own.
The sound is very dynamic - this is good...and bad at times. When I play leads or single lines this makes the guitar sing very nicely. When I play rhythm and sing along it becomes harder to handle (I am used to a Stratocaster).


It is 100 percent maple wood, which is a classic feel. Really takes me back to the good ol days when most all good guitars where made out of maple wood. With 24 frets and every single of the higher ones are easy to reach with out any problems.


unbelievable classic sound.


I own this guitar now for 17 years and it has had its ups and downs. First I had to replace the tuners as they didn't really take a lot of beating. So I installed Schaller Locking Tuners. After about seven years the neck started warping in the middle - which is the worst place. I had a luthier take out the frets and file down the neck (having to replace the Abalone inlays) in order to get it straight again. I hope this will be it for the future as this couldn't really be done a second time. He actually showed me another Gibson where the Truss Rod was inserted so close to the neck that while filing down he actually broke through!
So beware! I really don't like the company. They have been making crappy guitars for years now and keep feeding on the few things they have done right. But then they make instruments that are a joy to play at the same time.