Description: Electric Guitar - 1999 Gibson L-5 CES Vintage Sunburst AS NEW
1999 Gibson L-5 CES "Vintage Sunburst" (with OHSC) in new condition. Absolutely amazing! These are some of the most beautiful guitars Gibson has ever produced and this guitar has all the most desirable features. This guitar features a Multi-bound Solid Carved Spruce top, Incredibly Flamed Solid Carved Maple back and Solid Maple Sides that look 3-D, Medium profile bound Maple neck with Mahogany stripes, Abalone block inlays in a beautiful Ebony fretboard, 2 rich sounding Gibson Humbucking Pickups, Tune-O-Matic Bridge with ornamental Gold 'L5' Engraved Tailpiece, Gibson Tuners, Abalone 'Torch' inlay and Gibson logo, and tortoise Shell Pickguard. This guitar looks and plays absolutely amazing and it is the top of the line Gibson archtop model. MINT w/OHSC and unfilled Warranty Card.
It was purchased new in 1999 from an authorized Gibson Custom Shop dealer. Since that time it has been played for no more than 20 hours total, and has never been played out. This guitar is exactly as it came from the shop, in absolutely new condition.
I'm sure that no one shopping for an instrument of this quality needs to be told of its importance, its heritage or of the legendary artists who have played it. In case you need a little brush-up on the details, though, here is one description of the Gibson L-5 CES:
"The depth and mellowness of the Gibson L-5 CES is winning acclaim for this fine jazz guitar from the most discriminating artists. The tonal quality of the acoustic guitar and the advantages of an electric are combined in one instrument. Very few carved guitars are built each year because of the scarcity of the wood required and the handcrafting involved. The building of the L-5's is overseen by Jim Hutchins, a Gibson Builder since 1963. The process has remained relatively unchanged since the 1950s, including the hand-tuning of the top and back. Guitarists sing the praises of the comfortable vintage neck; the fast, easy action; and the rich beauty of the carved spruce top. Other features on the Gibson guitar include a figured, carved maple back with solid maple rims; a pearl inlaid ebony fingerboard; and beautiful multi white-black binding. With the creation of the L-5 in the 1920s, the modern archtop guitar was invented and it has set the standard for all carved guitars that have followed.
- Solid spruce top
- Solid maple sides and back
- Five-piece maple neck
- Binding: Body / Neck / Peghead / F-Holes
- Hardware: Gold
- Bridge / Tailpiece: Tune-O-Matic / 24K gold
- Pickups: Two '57 Classic HBs
- Controls: Two Volume, two Tone, three-way Switch
- Fingerboard: Ebony 20 fret/block inlays
- Scale Length / Nut Width: 25-1/2" / 1-11/16�
- Finish: Vintage sunburst"