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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. Starting in 1939, a cutaway version was produced which lasted until 1982.

Note: the pickup in these images is non-original.


Years of Production:
1922 - 1958

Body Style: Archtop acoustic

Design Elements: F-holes, bound fingerboard, block inlays

Notable Players: Maybelle Carter, Lee Ritenour, Wes Montgomery


Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • L5
Finish
  • Natural
Year
  • 1941
Categories
Number of Strings
  • 6 String

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