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Gibson Custom 2011 L-5 CES Hollowbody Electric Guitar   

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The depth and mellowness of the Gibson L-5 CES is winning acclaim for this fine jazz guitar from some of the most discriminating artists. The tonal q...Read More

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The depth and mellowness of the Gibson L-5 CES is winning acclaim for this fine jazz guitar from some of the most discriminating artists. The tonal quality of the acoustic guitar and the advantages of an electric have been combined into one excellent instrument. Very few of these carved guitars are built each year because of the scarcity of the wood required and the handcrafting involved.

The build process for the L-5 has remained relatively unchanged since the 1950s, including the hand-tuning of the top and back. Guitarists sing the praises of the comfortable vintage neck; the fast, easy action; and the rich beauty of the carved spruce top.

Other features on the Gibson guitar include a figured, carved maple back with solid maple rims; a pearl-inlaid ebony fingerboard; and beautiful multi white-black binding. With the creation of the L-5 in the 1920s, the modern archtop guitar was invented and it has set the standard for all carved guitars that have followed.

An exquisite jazz box with a carved top and dual P-90s.

  • Solid carved spruce top
  • X bracing transfers sound vibrations throught the entire carved top
  • Solid maple sides and back
  • Five-piece maple neck
  • F-holes
  • Binding: Body/neck/peghead/f-holes
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic/24K gold
  • Pickups: Gibson P-90s
  • Controls: Single volume
  • Fingerboard: Ebony 20 fret/block inlays
  • Scale length/nut width: 25-1/2"/1-11/16"
  • Includes case

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Gibson Custom2011 L-5 CES Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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Even better than I'd hoped


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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Custom 2011 L-5 CES Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    My first modern L5 in a 20 guitar collection of Gibsons
    Martins, and Collings. Two other vintage L5s to set the bar.
    This one more than passes. I feel very fortunate to have found it.

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