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2015 Gibson L-5 Doublecut, Quilted Body

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Serial #: 11475002, orange Custom Shop label. Master Model label signed 2/5/15.

Body size at lower bout: 17", Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16" Body depth: 2 3/8"

Finish: Ice Tea burst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain spruce top; solid handcarved bookmatched AAA quilted maple back, tiger-flame sides and neck; solid ebony fingerboard with block mother of pearl inlays; abalone torch and headstock logo; 7-ply top binding; bound back, neck and f-holes.

Hardware: All gold hardware includes twin Gibson Custom Bucker pickups, 5-ply bound tortoise pickguard; Gibson gold top hat volume and tone controls, engraved tailpiece with art-deco insert, Schaller M6 tulip key tuners, compensated adjustable gold ABR-1 Tuneomatic bridge with inlaid ebony foot, three-way pickup selector switch, adjustable truss rod.

Notes: The electric version of the L-5C, the L-5CES was introduced in 1951, and has been Gibson's top-line electric guitar ever since. A favorite of pro players from George Barnes to Herb Ellis and Wes Montgomery, the L-5CES is built with solid carved tonewood throughout, all gold hardware, deluxe multi-ply binding, and twin humbucking pickups since 1957.

The L-5 Doublecut marks the most significant innovation in body design for this venerable model in over half a century. With the additional cutaway in the upper bass bout, the instrument also offers a slimmed body that reduces side depth by a full inch, for enhanced player comfort. Produced in very limited numbers, this scarce example is in 100% original showroom condition, with an intensely quilted maple back, tiger flame sides and neck, and a solid carved fine-grained spruce soundboard. Neck is a classic gentle D profile, elegant and comfy, with a fingerboard of solid ebony. Tone is warm, rich and sweet, as befits an instrument of its distinguished pedigree.

No longer in production, this innovative model is now a sought-after prize for the player and collector alike. This pristine example comes complete with its original plush hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity. Catch this rare bird while you can: one only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with Thomastic .011 nickel roundwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original black deluxe arched Gibson logo plush hardshell case, with Certificate of Authenticity.




















































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