2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

Comments There aren’t a lot of these giant archtops around, especially ones that aren’t vintage pieces, so it’s a real treat to check out something like this 2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst.

Gibson introduced the L-5 in 1922, and in 1951 it became the CES (Cutaway Electric Spanish) model, with two pickups and a Venetian cutaway. It’s been at the top of the heap in the archtop world since.

This 2006 Gibson L-5 CES Sunburst is in great condition with minor play and fret wear. The L-5 Wes Montgomery model is based on this, just without the bridge pickup, volume and tone, and no pickup selector.

Read the Gibson pages about the L-5 CES here

Read the Gibson pages about the single pickup L-5 CES Wes Montgomery version here

Serial Number 21916003, dating to July 10, 2006, and built in the Nashville Gibson facility.
Pricing $6,400.00 with original case. SOLD
Neck Flame maple neck (5 pieces including two walnut layers) with bound ebony fingerboard. 25.5 inch scale length, 1 11/16 inch nut width. Mother of pearl block position markers, Gibson logo and flowerpot headstock inlays.
Frets Minor wear on the original wide frets.
Body Full size cutaway archtop – 17 inches wide, 3 3/8 inches deep. Carved spruce top, carved flame maple back, flame maple sides.
Finish Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in very good condition. This guitar uses the sunburst found on the single pickup Wes Montgomery model.
Hardware/electronics All original, and gold – plated metal hardware. Gibson logo tuners with metal tulip shaped buttons, classic L-5 tailpiece, two gold-plated humbuckers and standard Gibson wiring; gold ABR bridge on an ebony base. Bound faux tortoise pickguard.
Playability/Action This guitar plays very well, and we will of course set it up to the player’s requirements.
Case Original Gibson case included.

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