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This particular L-5 has an especially strong and forward projecting voice. A light approach brings out a beautiful, warm romantic purr throughout a particularly broad and colorful tonal range. A heavy hand allows for a bark and high-end sparkle that will cut through the thickest mix you one could imagine. A multi-faceted voice, indeed!

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Initially produced as an acoustic in 1922 under the direction of famed Gibson luthier Lloyd Loar, the L-5 was Gibson’s first guitar with f-holes. In the 1940s the model became the rhythm box of choice for big band players and later the standard guitar for Wes Montgomery, who would eventually receive a custom model. And it was already one of the world’s most popular guitars when Gibson first electrified the model in 1951.

Specifications:

BrandGibson Custom Shop
ModelL-5 Premier Acoustic
Finish ColorNatural
Weight6.81 lbs.
BracingAsymetrical
Top WoodSpruce
Back & Sides WoodFigured Maple
Neck Wood3-Piece Maple
Neck Dimensions.850 1st - .970 9th
FingerboardEbony
Fingerboard InlaysPearl Block
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
HardwareGold
TunersSchaller M6
BridgeABR-1
TailpieceL-5 Trapeze
CaseBlack Hardshell Case

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Serial Number: 11774001
$9099.00

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