Gibson L-5C 1948 - 1969
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  • Brian's Acoustic Wonderland
    Fort Myers, FL, United States
    (81)
    Gibson L-5c 1956 sunburst
    Used – Very Good
    Original Price$17,500
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    Brian's Acoustic Wonderland
    Fort Myers, FL, United States
    (81)
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    Tarzana, CA, United States
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    Tarzana, CA, United States
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    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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    Sylvan Music
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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  • Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars
    Bath, United Kingdom
    (29)
    1949 Gibson L-5C - Sunburst
    Used – Excellent
    Price$18,367.30
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    Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars
    Bath, United Kingdom
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  • Guitar Village
    FARNHAM, United Kingdom
    (541)
    Gibson L-5C Sunburst 1959
    Used – Very Good
    Price$11,810.45
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    Guitar Village
    FARNHAM, United Kingdom
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Gibson L-5

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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. 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: 
1948 - 1969

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-5C
Finish
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1948 - 1969
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Back Material
  • Maple
Body Features
  • Cutaway
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Product Family
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Maple
Top Material
  • Spruce

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