Gibson Custom Shop L-5 Premier Acoustic
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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!
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.
|Brand||Gibson Custom Shop|
|Model||L-5 Premier Acoustic|
|Back & Sides Wood||Figured Maple|
|Neck Wood||3-Piece Maple|
|Neck Dimensions||.850 1st - .970 9th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Pearl Block|
|Width at Nut||1 11/16"|
|Case||Black Hardshell Case|
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