What an incredible Jazz guitar! This L-5 CES is nothing short of spectacular in every way imaginable. Master-grade tonewoods and masterful craftsmanship, beautiful lacquer sunburst finish, stunning mint condition, and some simply incredible plugged in tone; this one will be hard to beat!

Carved 17” cut-away body with carved and tuned parallel braced spruce top and carved highly figured maple back, 25.5” scale ebony fingerboard and 5-piece maple neck, multi-layered bindings to the body, F-holes, pickguard, fingerboard, and headstock. Gold hardware throughout, ’57 Classic PAF humbuckers, pearl block fingerboard inlays and vintage styling.

The L5 CES has remained virtually unchanged since the late 1950’s. It’s the guitar Wes Montgomery chose, and has continued to be one of the most iconic Jazz guitars of the modern age.

This example is in perfect condition and shows just about no playwear. It has been set up here at Folkway and plays easily and cleanly. The rounded vintage-profile neck has a wonderful feel in the hand, and the nut width of 1-11/16 is fast and comfortable. The bridge top has been replaced with a Sadowsky True-Tone Archtop Saddle, which offers the intonation accuracy of a Tune-O-Matic with the warmth and tone of a traditional wooden bridge top. The guitar’s original Tune-O-Matic is in the case pocket if you’d like to reinstall it.

The guitar comes with its original Certificate of Authenticity and other case documents as well as its original hardshell case.

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping -- all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

Questions? Email us anytime, or call us toll-free at 1-855-772-0424.

We are located in Canada. US prices are approximate. Please contact us for current US pricing.

We are located in Canada. US prices are approximate. Please contact us for current US pricing.

Folkway Music

Folkway Music

Near Mint
Original Hard
Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
3:21 AM
Folkway is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Folkway Music accepts Visa, Mastercard, money order, bank transfer, or cash.

Folkway Music ships internationally. On applicable instruments, we'll help acquire the CITES permits that may be needed as quickly as possible. We most frequently use FedEx, but can arrange to ship with any carrier, at a customers request.

Folkway Music offers a 48 hour approval period. We will refund your payment if you are not 100% satisfied with your instrument. All shipping costs are non-refundable, however, and are the responsibility of the purchaser.