Styled after Gibson’s L-30 of the middle and late 1930s, its small body speaks to folksy intimacy
Though it has a vintage appearance, the Century De Luxe Classic doesn’t necessarily feel like an old guitar. In some ways, that’s a good thing.
While it is the descendant of instruments usually associated with swing and bop, virtually any style that you can play on a flattop could be rendered on this guitar.
Like the original article this retro New Yorker’s got the simplest appointments, but plays beautifully right out of the box.
If you’re looking for a clear, electric jazz sound with an affordable price tag for professional “workhorse” situations, the EXL-1 is hard to beat.