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L-5 Premier Acoustic

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Serial: 11824003
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Tonal Evaluation

This one is especially round and full throughout its tonal range. The bass and low-mids are dense and the high-end has a massive amount of cut. Of the two acoustic L-5s, this one has a slightly darker voice.


Initially produced as an acoustic in 1922 under the direction of famed Gibson luthier Lloyd Loar, the L-5 was Gibson’s first guitar with f-holes. In the 1940s the model became the rhythm box of choice for big band players and later the standard guitar for Wes Montgomery, who would eventually receive a custom model. And it was already one of the world’s most popular guitars when Gibson first electrified the model in 1951.

Brand: Gibson Custom Shop
Model: L-5 Premier Acoustic
Finish Color: Vintage Sunburst
Bracing: Asymetrical
Top Wood: Spruce
Back & Sides Wood: Figured Maple
Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple
Neck Dimensions: .860 1st - .990 9th
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl Block
Scale Length: 25.5"
Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
Hardware : Gold
Tuners: Schaller M6
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: L-5 Trapeze
Case: Black Hardshell Case

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