Gibson L5-S 1974 Cherry Sunburst

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  • $3,235$4,695

The Gibson L-5S was introduced essentially a solidbody variation of the classic L-5 hollowbody. Both models featured a single cutaway body style and multi-ply binding. The L5-S was launched with low-impedance pickups that were replaced with humbuckers in 1974. It also started out with a plate tailpiece that was later replaced with a stopbar. Its array of high-end appointments make the L5-S more collectable than the similar L6-S.

Years of Production: 
1972 - 1985

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Maple body, five-piece Maple neck, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two humbucker pickups, block inlays, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, black pickguard, large plate tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge

Finish Specifications: Cherry Sunburst was an original finish for the L5-S. 

Notable Les Paul Players: Keith Richards, Jeff Lyne

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