What kind of guitar does LC play?

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Re: What kind of guitar does LC play?

Postby confetti » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:12 am

excellent reply patyou
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Re: What kind of guitar does LC play?

Postby Ron_Rude » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:19 am

Correct me if I'm wrong. It's a black Chet Atkins Studio made by Gibson Montana 2003 or later. I think it has a custom bridge. Leonard astutely chooses this model because it is a solid body classical guitar, eliminating the problem of acoustic feedback on a large concert stage. When Chet Atkins first proposed the guitar to Gibson, he was very insistent that there should be no compromise on tonal definition, so that every note in fast fingerstyle playing would be crystal clear. The innovative craftsmen at Gibson didn't dissapoint Chet, and Leonard is simarly able to give full expression to his wonderful fingerstyle playing with this fine instrument. Another innovation is that it has a soundhole at the back, so that the performer gets some acoustic foldback.
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Re: What kind of guitar does LC play?

Postby Patyou » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:03 pm


I think Leonard didn't play (in the 1985 and 1988 tours) this recent model but the former model of this Chet Atkins Gibson guitar (black color).

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Re: What kind of guitar does LC play?

Postby adrian1658 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:35 am

If anybody is interested, you can find on Conde Hermanos website ("Artists" section) that Leonard Cohen played FC 26 model. And also Paco de Lucia played this one.

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