Here's a beauty! Just arrived! A 1969 Gibson L-5 CES in Sunburst finish. This beauty is a great player. Sounds and plays great. It was played, but loved. 1 5/8" nut width. It is all original, except for the following, Pro fret job, new nut, new pickup covers, and new pickguard. Original pickup covers, and original pickguard come with instrument in case. The originals corroded from the original pickguard's chemical reaction. The guitar was accidentally hit on the lower bout, under controls. It caused a little damage right below the control knobs. It has been professionally repaired by famed luthier Hideo Kamimoto for $75.00 , and will never be an issue again. You can see it in the pictures. It was not structural, but we like to be as detailed as possible. It's not a guitar for a collector, but it is a great instrument for the true player. As most of you know, a new one will run you $12K-15K, and they aren't as good. This one needs to be played to be appreciated. It is a great instrument with typical play wear for its age. Comes with original case.

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
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Brand Gibson
Model L5-CES
Finish Sunburst
Categories Hollow Body
Year 1969
Made In United States
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Body Material Maple
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Body Type Hollow Body
Number of Strings 6 String
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Body Shape Single Cutaway
Neck Material Maple
Finish Style Gloss

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This product can be returned within 1 days of receipt.

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J & E Guitars

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Gibson L5-CES 1969 Sunburst
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