Gibson Custom L-5 CES - Vintage Sunburst

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Maple/Walnut Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 x '57 Classic Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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Gibson Custom L-5 CES - Vintage Sunburst
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Rich Hollowbody Tone with Gibson Custom Craftsmanship

You'll love the incredibly rich tone from the Gibson Custom L-5 CES hollowbody electric guitar. Gibson's L-5 hollowbody guitars are a favorite with guitarists in all genres of music. This L-5 CES tops a maple back and sides with a spruce top, for wonderfully vibrant tones with good definition. Factor in the maple/walnut neck, a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups, and a premium Plek Pro setup at Gibson's Custom Shop, and you've got an amazingly playable performer in the Gibson Custom L-5 CES hollowbody electric guitar.

Gibson Custom L-5 CES Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Very musical combination of tonewoods
  • Sonic versatility
  • Gibson Custom quality
Very musical combination of tonewoods

The Gibson Custom L-5 CES hollowbody combines beautiful maple back and sides with a carved spruce top, complete with a maple/walnut neck topped with an ebony fretboard. The spruce top complements these nicely, balancing the tonal response and enhancing note definition. It's a perfect recipe for those elusive, well-rounded jazz tones that have made the L-5 such a legendary instrument.

Sonic versatility

Thanks to dual '57 Classic humbucking pickups, each with its own volume and tone controls, you can coax an impressive range of tones from the Gibson Custom L-5 CES. It's ideal for jazz, but versatile enough for country, rock and blues styles too.

Gibson Custom quality

Gibson's Custom Shop took extra care with every detail of the L-5 CES hollowbody. Every Gibson Custom guitar receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup, which optimizes the fretboard and results in incredibly accurate intonation. And little touches like the block inlays and white binding not only look great, they remain true to the history of the L-5 hollowbody guitar.

Gibson Custom L-5 CES Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Hollowbody electric guitar with premium tonewoods and a Venetian cutaway
  • Maple back and sides creates rich tones with excellent articulation
  • Carved solid spruce top enhances note definition and projection
  • Dual '57 Classic humbuckers have individual volume and tone controls for maximum tonal versatility
  • Comes with a Custom Shop hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity
Experience the true beauty of a hollowbody with the Gibson Custom L-5 CES hollowbody electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape L-5
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Maple
Top Material Spruce
Color Vintage Sunburst
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Neck Material Maple/Walnut
Neck Shape ES rounded profile
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Blocks
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 bridge, trapeze tailpiece
Tuners Schaller M-6 tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup '57 Classic Humbucker
Bridge Pickup '57 Classic Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way switch
Strings .012
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number HSLCVSGH1

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