1992 Landola DEJL-6 Jumbo Guitar

I'm used to '60s and '70s Landola builds under names like Espana, but this is the first more-recent one that I've had the chance to play. It was made in Finland in '92 and, to my ears and hands, it sounds and plays a lot like a nicer-grade Tacoma from the mid-late '90s and even has the same sort-of satin finish. The big difference, however, is that the neck on this one isn't wonky (Tacomas often have twist or warp or maxed-out truss rods) and it has a more traditional "cut."

Aside from the neck reset work, my guy Ancel did the rest of the repairs. It's turned-out great -- it plays spot-on, sounds big and full, and is easy on the eyes in a Seagull-meets-Tacoma sort-of way.

The neck has a surprisingly-tight radius (9 1/2") and a slim profile which gives it almost a vintage '60s Guild or Fender feel, in a way -- though, really, the handling is all "modern." Someone had a pickup installed in this in the past but it had been removed (leaving a big jack-hole) so I replaced it with a single-sensor K&K pickup  which sounds nice and natural plugged-in and and doesn't need batteries. They're my favorites for a reason.

Repairs included: a neck reset, fret level/dress, new compensated bone saddle, and setup.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: ply rosewood

Bracing type: x

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: 9 1/2"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 25 5/8"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 17"

Body depth: 4 5/8"

Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz

Condition notes: the body has light scratching and scuffs throughout but no cracks. It's overall in pretty good shape -- like something that was purchased and played healthily for about 10 years and then put away. There's minor chipping-out at the bridge pin holes but nothing serious. The strings are not perfectly on-center on the neck -- giving a little extra "shelf" space for the high E. This isn't about neck alignment but rather that's the way the nut was cut when it was built and I left it because it's the way I like my own guitars, anyhow, as I thumb-over a lot. It's non-obvious unless you're looking for it.

Also: during the neck reset I added a bolt (hidden internally at the neck block) to the joint when regluing because the joint itself was not the best-fit at the factory. This keeps the joint locked and sturdy with no fuss or worry.

It comes with: sorry, no case.