Gibson L-5 1931

Very Good
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Gibson L-5 from 1931 

This beautiful example of the original flagship Gibson archtop guitar is in original condition, except for a refret. The guitar plays and sounds like a dream.

Another excellent piece from the golden era of Gibson.
From 1931, just a few years before Epiphone and Gisbon began their 'size war', this 16" L-5 was the most sought after guitar of its time.
It features highly figured maple back and sides with a nice straight grained spruce top.
Three piece flamed maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard with block pearl inlays.
Slightly unusual for its time, this guitar features an inlay on the first fret, but we believe it to be a factory order.
Tuners with pearloid buttons; original tailpiece with patent stamp.
It has been expertly refretted and the new frets show minimal wear.
Original pickguard and mounting hardware.
Three small repaired back cracks on the lower bout.
Plenty of finish checking throughout.
Playing wear in the back of the neck.
Included in sale is the original Red-Line hard case.
Wear is present

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listeda year 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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  • United States
Right / Left Handed
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