Gibson L6-S 1981 Silverburst

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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 - 1981

Unique to this Era: 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, Rosewood fingerboard

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

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

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