Gibson L-5 1951 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $5,000$7,500

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.

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


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