Gibson Custom Shop / L5 CES / 2017 / Sunburst / Guitar
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Custom Shop L-5 CES is a truly classic instrument. Its appearance is both imposing and graceful, with a stylish single cutaway, block inlays, and artfully crafted headstock. The headstock is itself a work of art, bearing a pearl inlay inspired by the urns of ancient Greece. The L-5 CES has a high-grade spruce top and maple back and rims. Its body is a substantial 17-inches wide, 21-inches long, and 3 3/8-inches deep – dimensions key to its rich, dark, woody tones. Multi-ply binding in black or white accents the top and back, and single-ply white binding outlines the f-holes
The guitar’s neck is made of high-grade maple and walnut supporting a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and multi-ply black or white binding. The ES rounded profile neck has a 25 1/2-inch scale length with a 1 11/16-inch width at the nut.
The electronics array is pure Gibson, with two ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, two volume knobs, two tone knobs, and a three-way selector switch. The Custom Shop’s L-5 CES is outfitted in all gold hardware and features Schaller M6s tuners. The instrument’s ABR-1 bridge has an ebony base and there’s an artfully rendered L-5 trapeze tailpiece. Each L-5 CES comes strung with Gibson L-5 Electric .012 strings in a Custom Shop case with a certificate of authenticity – testimony to the origin of an instrument that’s truly world class.
Country legend Mother Maybelle Carter and jazzman Eddie Lang made this guitar their own and used it on multiple recordings. A host of other famed guitarists have used the L-5 CES over the decades, including Wes Montgomery, Scotty Moore, Tuck Andress, Pat Martino, Lee Ritenour, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood. Django Reinhardt had even experimenting with electrifying the L-5 before Gibson unveiled the L-5 CES in 1951.
UD Music Center, Taiwan
Guitar shop located in Taipei, Taiwan. We sell mostly high-end guitars, amps, effect pedals. Also available on oriental musical instruments. Dealer of Fender Custom Shop, Gibson Custom Shop, Carr Amplifier, Vemuram Pedals, Tom Anderson, Schecter Custom Shop, Gretsch guitar. Feel free to ask any question via email or phone.