Being a fan of early blues music, I decided to make a replica of the famous Robert Johnson guitar, the Gibson L-1, based on plans taken from a 1926 model. I modified the design slightly by using a V shaped radius on the neck and using turquoise for the inlays. I also made a pyramid bridge with boxwood capstones to add a little more detail. The rest of the guitar is faithful to the 1920’s original, including the original H bracing on the top.


  • Back and Sides: English Cherry
  • Top: High Grade Spruce
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 620mm
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 19”
  • Fretwire: Medium Nickel
  • Nut and Saddle: Bone
  • Nut Width: 46mm
  • Finish: French Polished by hand
Gibson L-1

“Excellent playability and sound quality with lovely, eye-catching details. An instant favourite.”
Jennie Ståbis, guitarist and songwriter