1960 Gibson L-5 CES. This top-of-the line archtop is an amazing piece built during one of Gibson’s golden eras! Rare Natural finish that beautifully showcases the solid carved Spruce top and flamed Maple back and sides. A fast player with a slimmer 60’s profile neck. Very good condition with some normal wear including heavy checking, wear on the gold plating and small cosmetic dings. Filled strap button hole hear the neck joint and the bridge pickup was replaced with a vintage Gibson Pat# pickups. Otherwise, all original. The neck pickup is the original PAF and both sound fantastic with a rich, open sound that really lets the natural tone of the wood shine through. A holy grail Jazz guitar! Includes original hardshell case.

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
Hollow Body
Fretboard Material
Body Type
Hollow Body
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Shape
Single Cutaway


About The Seller

Emerald City Guitars
Joined Jul 2013
Seattle, WA, United States


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Shipping Policy

Available for local pickup from Seattle, WA, United States

Ships from Seattle, WA, United States to:

Continental U.S.
Everywhere Else

Shipping on guitars domestically is a flat $80 unless otherwise specified. Amps and all else is calculated per transaction.

International shipping is offered and contact us for a detailed quote. We pride ourselves in safe, attention to detail and strong packing practices. We ship all over the world regularly and are a small staff. Each purchase is hand-packed as if it was our own. Call us for details!

Tax Policies

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Return Policy

Return Window

This product can be returned within 3 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.

Special Conditions

We offer a 72 hr approval on all guitar & amps (unless otherwise noted). Customer pays all shipping & insurance costs unless otherwise negotiated by sales staff. Before returning any item, customer must call for a return authorization. Returned items must be in the same condition as when they left the store. Unauthorized returns will be refused & returned at customer expense
Returned items bought with credit card will be subject to a 3% restocking fee

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Emerald City Guitars

Seattle, WA, United States
Joined: Jul 2013

Seller Achievements

1960 Gibson L-5 CES [*Demo Video]
+ $80 Shipping