Gibson L-5 1947 Cremona Brown Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $4,940$6,375

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. Examples with Natural finish between 1939 - 1958 are rarer and more valuable. 

Years of Production: 
1922 - 1958

Body Style: Archtop acoustic

Wood Composition: Carved Spruce top, Carve Maple back and sides, Maple and Ebony neck

Design Elements: F-holes, bound fingerboard, block inlays

Notable Players: Maybelle Carter, Lee Ritenour, Wes Montgomery


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