Gibson L6-S Custom 1976 Natural

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  • $715$1,175

The all maple Gibson L6-S took its inspiration from the L series of hollowbodies of Gibson's past. The idea was to offer a versatile yet affordable solidbody, which Gibson accomplished by including a six-way rotary pickup selector that gave both phase and series output settings for the pickups. The L6-S was endorsed by a number of notable players including Carlos Santana, but was not exceedingly popular in its time. 

Years of Production: 
1973 - 1980

Unique to this Year: In 1975, the L6-S was renamed the L6-S custom to avoid confusion with the L6-S deluxe.

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Maple body, three-piece Maple neck, Maple fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two humbucker pickups, dot inlays, three control knobs, six-way pickup selector, black pickguard, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge

Finish Specifications: Natural was the standard finish for the L6-S but it was also offered in Cherry. 

Notable Players: Carlos Santana, Pat Martino, Al Di Meola


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