9.4 of 10 Condition (some oxidation to gold plating, a few tiny superficial, nicks and scratches, a small area of finish rub to back of headstock edge)

One of the nicest Wes M's to come our way in years. This one has it all - the killer tone, the superb playability and it's beautiful too. The pictures don't do it justice. That back shows even more flame in person. For those who don't know, the Wes Montgomery is a single pickup version of Gibson's venerable L5ces which has gone through a number spec revisions since it's introduction as a 2 Alnico pickup solid wood archtop in 1951. Since then the L5 ces has become the gold standard axe of generations of jazz guitarists. And this one is a great example. The action is as comfortable as you can reasonably ask for and the tone is super huge and fat for that realistic vintage tone you've heard on millions of classic jazz recordings from the 50's and 60's.

All solid, carved woods
Flamed Maple back and sides
Spruce top
Ebony fretboard
25 1/2" scale
1 11/16" nut width
17" lower bout
Top mounted humbucking pickup in neck position
Soft Venetian cutaway
3-way, 2 volume, 2 tone
Pearl flower pot headstock motif and logo
Multi-ply bindings
Original hardshell case included

Golden Age Fretted Instruments

Golden Age Fretted Instruments

Near Mint
Vintage Sunburst
Original Hard
Golden Age Fretted Instruments
John Reynolds
(908) 301-0001
Westfield, NJ
8:33 PM
Tuesday through Saturday 11AM to 5:30 PM

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