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It's always wonderful to behold one of Gibson's Style O "Artist" models and remind ourselves that presentation has always been the name of the game in the guitar world -- as far back as that world extends. The considerations when playing a Style O have nothing to do with tone, projection, or versatility. The only important factor is the WOW factor. And if we're being honest, the Style O is incredibly cool (and we can't help but be reminded of Robbie Robertson's infamous Gibson harp guitar from THE LAST WALTZ every time we stroll past this instrument in the showroom).
All that said, this guitar is incredibly fun to play. With its short 24 3/4" scale, it feels compact and slinky under the left hand; and it rewards a relaxed flatpicked attack with warm, smooth sound that falls somewhere between archtop and flattop voice. Single notes ring out clearly all the way up the fingerboard; and chords have a full, balanced shimmer that invites a certain kind of balladeerism (doesn't the whole guitar?). This guitar's overall condition is excellent, with no major repair work and a solid structure. The bridge is non-original; as is the pin harness attached to the tailpiece. Priced with its original hard case! On consignment.
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