Condition of Instrument

This L-5 is in great condition! There are some scratches on the pickup cover as well as some light damage to the headstock, probably due to a clip on tuner (see photos). Includes the original hardshell case. The case shows some scuff marks on the outside.

It's difficult to comprehend one guitar player having such a profound influence on any one musical genre, much less one as conspicuously diverse as jazz music. Yet in the span of just a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, jazz legend Wes Montgomery was able forge a body of work that is still referred to today as the most important and influential of any music ever recorded by a jazz artist. Montgomery's mastery of the guitar is well documented, and the enormous impact on his peers is recognized time and time again, from Pat Metheny to George Benson to Joe Satriani, all of whom claim Montgomery as the virtuoso who inspired them to reach new heights. Montgomery began his musical journey at the age of 19, listening to the early recordings of his idol, Charlie Christian, and learning the solos note for note. His approach to playing jazz involved the heavy use of single note lines, block chords and octaves, plucking the strings with the fleshy part of his thumb instead of using a pick. His unique style and technique would eventually become known as the "Naptown Sound."


Brand Used
ModelWes Montgomery L-5 CES
Finish ColorNatural
Weight7.58 lbs
Top WoodHigh-Grade Spruce
Back & Sides WoodHigh-Grade Figured Maple
Neck Wood3-Piece Maple with Stinger
Neck Dimensions.800 1st - .920 9th
Fingerboard InlaysPearl Block
Scale Length25 1/2"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
HeadstockFlower Pot Inlay
BindingMulti-ply black and white binding on both the top and back, with single-ply white binding around the f-holes
Pickups'57 Classics
TailpieceGibson’s period-correct L-5 Tailpiece
TunersSchaller M6
CaseBlack Hardshell Case

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Serial Number: 23374005

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