Overview

Originally built by legendary Gibson luthier, Lloyd Loar, the Gibson L-5 is an extremely collectible 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 elevated pickguard, bound fingerboard, block inlays

Notable Players: Maybelle Carter, Lee Ritenour, Wes Montgomery

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • L-5 C
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1957
Categories
Number of Strings
  • 6 String

From the Price Guide