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Gibson Custom L-5c Archtop Guitar (1976)

  • Carved Maple back & sides
  • Arched Spruce top
  • Traditional Sunburst over entire guitar
  • Venetian cutaway
  • 5 piece, laminated maple neck
  • Multi-bound black headstock faceplate with pearl Flower pot inlay & logo
  • Gold plated original tuning machines, with cool, pop-out winder handles
  • Ivoroid bindings- bound f holes
  • Adjustable ebony bridge with pearl inlays on the wings
  • Multi-bound, pointed Ebony fretboard with pearl block inlays
  • Gold L-5 trapeze tailpiece with silver insert, 3 engraved diamonds on the tailpiece
  • In 1990, this archtop had its top replaced and it was "completely restored"
  • The endpin or jack is missing - this guitar is purely acoustic
  • The case appears to be original, with "Gibson" on the top, and the usual pink interior
  • SN 00172855
  • What a fun guitar to vamp on!!
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  • From Wikipedia- 
  • The Gibson L-5 guitar was first produced in 1922 by the Gibson Guitar Corporation, then of Kalamazoo, Michigan, under the direction of master luthier Lloyd Loar, and has been in production ever since. It was considered the premier guitar of the company during the big band era. It was originally offered as an acoustic instrument, with electric models not made available until the 1940s.

    Worldwide, the L-5 was the first guitar to feature f-holes. Then as well as today, the construction of the L-5 is similar in construction, carving, bracing and tap-tuning, to building a cello. This guitar as well as the cello are similarly designed in order to amplify and project the acoustic vibration of strings throughout carved and tuned woods, using f-holes as the projection points. From 1922 to 1934 the L-5 was produced with a 16" lower bout width. In 1934 the lower bout was increased to 17" - and this width is still used today.

  • Condition: Used
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8"
  • Lower Bout: 17"
  • Depth at tail: 3 1/2"
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