Gibson L-5 CES Natural 1964

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The Gibson 1964 L-5 CES Natural has a Spruce Top, Flamed Maple Back and Sides, Flamed Maple Neck, Bound Ebony Fingerboard, 2 x Patent No. Humbuckers, Incl. Non Original Hard Case.

This fantastic L-5 has had a few modifications over the years...Replacement Grover Tuners, Modern gold speed knobs, Refretted, Pro repair to top cracks, Pro repair on neck heel cracks (probably from Neck Reset), 1 Truss Rod cover screw replaced, Hole from strap button filled on neck heel, possible replacement jack plate, possible replacement wiring loom, 2 holes in pickup surround, most likely from a replacement pickup, Original pickguard inside case.

Originally built by legendary Gibson luthier, Lloyd Loar, the Gibson L-5 is an extremely collectable acoustic archtop. The earliest L-5s are the most prized, but later examples like those from the '50s are still very highly regarded instruments. The L-5 C was introduced as the L-5 P as a cutaway version of the L-5. The name was switched to L-5 C in 1948.

Years of Production: 1939 - 1982

Body Style: Archtop acoustic, single cutaway. Design Elements: F-holes, bound fingerboard, block inlays. Notable Players: Maybelle Carter, Lee Ritenour, Wes Montgomery.

Guitar Village has always specialised in superb Vintage and Pre Owned guitars from every era. In our dedicated room, given over exclusively to this segment of the business, the guitars are always changing, coming and going, new and older pieces with prices to suit every budget. There's never been a better time to acquire a piece of vintage guitar history so please keep an eye on our website and our enthusiastic social media presence for updates, images and more.

  • Brand: Gibson
  • Model: L-5CES
  • Colour: Natural
  • Top: Carved Spruce
  • Back : Flame Maple
  • Sides: Flame Maple
  • Neck: Flame Maple
  • Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Blocks
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2” scale
  • Frets: 20
  • Binding: Multi Ply
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Tuners: Replacement Grover
  • Tailpiece: Engraved
  • Pickup: 2 x Patent No. Humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3 Way Selector Switch
  • No. Of Strings: 6
  • Case/Gigbag: Hard Case
  • Condition: Pre Owned, 1964, VG

Product Specs

Listed2 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more

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