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Gibson Limited Run L6-S Electric Guitar  

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    Back from the '70s with all-maple body and coil-splitable humbuckers.

    Introduced in 1973, the L6-S combined an all-maple Les Paul-style body with the tonal versatility of a Varitone-equipped ES-345. It was also the first Gibson with a 24 frets. The new L6-5 is updated with a reconfigured 6-position chicken head selector to allow the choice of coil-splitting for the 490R neck and 498T bridge humbuckers.

    Features

    • Maple body
    • Antique Natural finish
    • Maple neck
    • Maple fingerboard (24 frets)
    • Corian nut
    • 490R neck coil-splittable humbucker pickup (4-conductor)
    • 498T bridge coil-splittable humbucker pickup (4-conductor)
    • 6-position pickup selector with chicken head pointer:
    • 1-Bridge humbucker
    • 2- Bridge single-coil
    • 3- Bridge and neck single-coil
    • 4- Bridge and neck humbucker
    • 5- Neck single-coil
    • 6- Neck humbucker
    • 1 Tone push/pull tone control for treble cut
    • 1 Tone push/pull tone control for bass cut
    • Black speed knobs
    • Tune-O-Matic Bridge
    • Grover chrome kidney tuners

    Call or click to orderr the L6-S today.

     
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    GibsonLimited Run L6-S Electric Guitar
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (3)
    • Good feel (3)
    • Good pick up (3)
    • Good tone (3)
    • Solid electronics (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        First Gibson I ever loved

        By Dave

        from San Diego

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Unique Tones

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson Limited Run L6-S Electric Guitar:

          I fell in love with the original L6-S when I was a kid. Bought my first one with busboy money and had it for years, until it got stolen. I have owned several Les Pauls, Strats, 335, Tele...all of which do fantastic jobs, but the hole I had in my heart for the L6-S was finally filled last year, when I found an original. To be sure, it is a bit of an odd one. Takes some time getting used to the switches, the tone and mid knobs - but GOD does it make sound. The Super Humbuckers are loud and warm. If you want to switch from bridge to neck, use your Les Paul. But the "S" is light, comfy and easy to get around the neck.

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          5.0

          Now for something completely different.

          By NotRoyBuchanan

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Limited Run L6-S Electric Guitar:

              I had always liked the original L-6S models, but that narrow nut width couldn't accommodate my large hands. This one has the standard Gibson 1-11/16ths nut, but the trade-off is the large headstock which I don't find as unique and attractive as the original tapered version. Other than that, this is a solid maple beast with the right attitude. Very thin and very comfortable. It's an odd duck, to be sure, but I like ducks. In any event, if Gibson decides to continue producing this guitar, it should use a smoother 6-way switch; this one's as stiff as a Yugo gearbox.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Guitar Is great!

              By Freemondo

              from Las Vegas,Nv

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Gibson Limited Run L6-S Electric Guitar:

                I've owned this guitar since Carlos Santana introduced it back in the day.I love the whole experience of this Baby!I still own it today.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar!

                By Walter Oltmanns

                from Bluesville, Ohio

                Comments about Gibson Limited Run L6-S Electric Guitar:

                Nice alternative to a Les Paul.
                I own this reissue L6S. Maple body, maple neck, maple fret board.
                Pickups sound great! In single-coil mode there is a nice fullness to the tone. When both neck and bridge PU's are on (switch position 3), the tone approaches the quack of a Strat.
                The "bass cut" control is a nice feature that provides more tone variations. Best used when playing chords to give them a smooth tone. Back it off from 10 for rhythm then crank it back up to 10 for leads.
                The 6-position PU/mode selector switch takes a bit to get used to but starts to become 2nd-nature after a few playing sessions.
                Weight, solid, but not too heavy.

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                (16 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Bogus reissue...

                By SherwoodB

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Gibson Limited Run L6-S Electric Guitar:

                I'll give Gibson props for not doing just another of their ENDLESS LP and Artist Signature jobs, but if you are going to reissue then make it a REAL reissue. I'm sure this is a fine ax, but it is NOT an L6-S.
                Not anywhere near the original feaures: coil splitting: whoopie. Original had 6 distinctly unique sounds based on in phase, out of phase, series or parallel wiring. Regular tone control plus midrange. Bass-cut/boost, treble cut/boost on this reissue is the only interesting change that could be an improvement. Photo clearly shows a rosewood fingerboard NOT maple like the original.
                Wouldn't be fair to comment as Gibsons im my experience are hit or miss: you either get a gem or a lemon--no in betweens. Oddly, original L6-S's I have played are ALL built like a rock, so who knows?
                Originals in good condition can be had on the used market and in my opinion (I have owned three since 1977) are more versatile. Non maple finishes (black, silver burst or sunburst) also have ebony fingerboards.

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