Guitar Of The Week:Gibson Custom One-of-a-Kind 1934 L-5

Guitar Of The Week - Musician's Friend Private Reserve

Gibson Custom

One-of-a-Kind 1934 L-5

Exotic Look and Unique Sound!

This one-of- a kind archtop guitar from the Gibson Custom Shop is both beautiful and exotic.  The base model for this guitar is the famous 1934 L-5, however an amazing koa back was used in place of the usual maple, which was then paired up with a marvelous cedar top for a never-before-seen, never-before-heard combination.

This guitar is a true work of art. The koa head veneer is bookmatched in an inverted chevron pattern that effectively complements the art-deco look of the large pearl blocks against the guitar's dark ebony fingerboard. Top it off with a koa truss rod cover and matching koa pickguard and this thing is pure class! Kudos to Gibson Custom for going outside the box and creating one of the most visually stunning guitars we've ever seen!


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Chris Swope and Scott Weinmann

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Scott Weinmann
Scott is a versatile musician with a degree in music performance. He  has played in bands covering a wide range of styles including rock,  country, classical, and blues. He is also a self-confessed gearhead and  is always glad to give you recommendations based on his vast experience.  If you are trying to track down an instrument that'll create that sound  in your head, Scott's your man.

Chris Swope
Chris is  also a seasoned musician who has played in various bands in Nashville,  Kansas City, and New York City. Chris's other passion is building  guitars and basses. He worked at Sadowsky Guitars for seven years as  production manager and was the primary bass builder there. More  recently, Chris was a craftsman at the Gibson Custom Shop. During his  tenure there, he spent two years in the Pro Shop and four years in  Engineering. Chris has custom-built guitars for celebrities and has  developed his own original designs. He knows great tone and nothing  satisfies Chris more than helping players find the perfect  guitar to  match their musical preferences.