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Gibson Crimson Custom L-5CES, Natural

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(0711106183534 / HSKCNAGH1 / 1046001)

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Gibson Crimson Custom L-5CES, Natural

Gibson Crimson Custom L-5CES. This legendary instrument was 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.

Today’s Custom Shop L-5 CES is a truly classic instrument. Its appearance is both imposing and graceful, with a stylish single cutaway, block inlays, and artfully crafted headstock. The headstock is itself a work of art, bearing a pearl inlay inspired by the urns of ancient Greece. This natural finished L-5 CES has a high-grade spruce top and maple back and rims. Its body is a substantial 17-inches wide, 21-inches long, and 3 3/8-inches deep – dimensions key to its rich, dark, woody tones. Multi-ply binding in black or white accents the top and back, and single-ply white binding outlines the f-holes.

The guitar’s neck is made of high-grade maple and walnut supporting a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and multi-ply black or white binding. The ES rounded profile neck has a 25 1/2-inch scale length with a 1 11/16-inch width at the nut.

The electronics array is pure Gibson, with two ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, two volume knobs, two tone knobs, and a three-way selector switch. The Custom Shop’s L-5 CES is outfitted in all gold hardware and features Schaller M6s tuners. The instrument’s ABR-1 bridge has an ebony base and there’s an artfully rendered L-5 trapeze tailpiece. The L-5 CES comes in a Custom Shop case with a Crimson Custom certificate of authenticity – testimony to the origin of an instrument that’s truly world class.

Model Features:

Model L5CES
Body Material Figured Maple
Top Material Spruce
Fretboard Radius 12"
Finish Natural
Neck Material Maple/Walnut
Neck Profile C
Fretboard Ebony
Bridge tune-o-matic w/ Ebony base
Scale 648mm
Nut Width 43mm
Tuners Schaller M6 w/ Tulip buttons
Pickup '57 Classic
Travels in Custom Shop Hardshell Case
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