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2005 Gibson Custom Shop 1934 L-5 Reissue

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Serial #: 8002-005, orange Custom Shop label. Oval Master Model Label signed 10/13/05 by James Hutchins

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Materials: Handcarved bookmatched solid spruce top; solid bookmatched AAA tiger flame maple back and sides; solid three piece maple neck with walnut certerstripe; solid ebony fingerboard; mother of pearl block fingerboard inlay and torch peghead inlay; abalone script "The Gibson" logo; triple bound fingerboard, body, peghead and pickguard.

Hardware: All original-style hardware including compensated rosewood bridge; gold trapeze tailpiece; triple bound tortoise pickguard; Waverly 16X1 Sta-Tite style open back tuners with butterbean keys, original style medium frets.

Notes: All the details are there: the generous 1 3/4" nut, the familiar solid neck profile, gently rounded but not chunky; the curvy triple bound tortoise guard; the hint of color in the script peghead logo; the delicate 20's style f-holes and tapering headstock.

From 1995 to 2008 the Gibson Custom Shop went all out to produce this model, right down to the genuine Waverly tuners, smooth and solid as a Swiss movement. And the wood: absolutely spectacular bookmatched AAA tiger flame maple, and gorgeous quartersawn fine grain spruce with plenty of crossgrain silk. The sunburst is uncannily fine, feathering almost imperceptibly from a deep amber to a chocolate brown. The only things missing are the nicks and dents, and the smell of a moldy case. But you can work on that in your spare time...

This example is in superb condition, with original Certificate of Authentitcy, all original hardware and finish without pick, buckle thumb or fingerboard wear. Years out of production, this high-demand guitar is just too scarce on the vintage market. Easier than building that time machine: one only, call now.

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished as necessary; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Original deluxe black Gibson Custom Shop arched plush lined hardshell case























































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