"The Ultimate Archtop"
2014 Gibson Custom Shop 'Crimson' Series L-5 Double Cutaway
2014 Gibson L-5 Double Cutaway
This magnificent 17-inch-wide, just under 2 1/2 inch deep, L-5 'Double-Cutaway' weighs just 7.50 lbs. and has a perfectly book-matched carved spruce top with a two-piece, book-matched, highly-flamed maple back and highly-flamed curly maple sides. Nine-ply binding on the top of the guitar, five-ply binding on the back, and single-bound f-holes. Three-piece highly-flamed curly maple neck with two center mahogany strips and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches. Multi-bound ebony fretboard with a small, graceful point at the end, 20 medium frets, inlaid pearl block position markers and inlaid small 'tortoiseshell' dot side markers. The nut width is just over 1 11/16 inches and the neck profile is a very comfortable 'medium' starting at 0.85 inch behind the first fret and rising gently to 1.00 inches behind the eleventh fret. Multi-bound headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl "L-5" flowerpot inlay. Two-layer black over white plastic bell-shaped truss-rod cover with "Custom L-5" engraved in white. Black-painted headstock, rear face with black widow's peak. Individual Gibson 'Schaller' M6 tuners with tulip shaped metal buttons. Two Gibson 'Custom Bucker' Humbucking pickups with perfectly matched outputs of 8.34k and 8.32k. Gold plastic bell-shape "Bell" control knobs. Multi-bound tortoiseshell pickguard. Gibson 'Nashville ABR-1 style bridge on height-adjustable ebony base, each side with an inlaid pearl 'dragonfly' and tailpiece with "L-5" engraved at end and silver-plated, engraved metal insert. Inside the bass 'f' hole is the Gibson orange oval label with Style "L5 Double Cutaway" and the serial number written in black ink. Inside the treble 'f' hole is a tan 'elongated-oval' label with 'The top, back, tone-bars and air chamber of this instrument were tested, tuned and the assembled instrument tried and approved" dated and signed in black ink " April 9 2014 James R. Culbertson". All hardware gold-plated. This guitar is in mint (9.50) condition and is complete with the Gibson Custom "Crimson" Certificate of Authenticity, the Gibson Gold Warranty, and all the of the original hang-tags etc. Housed in the original Gibson five-latch shaped, black hardshell case with padded maroon plush lining (9.50). (#1921)
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