Vintage! 1974 Gibson Custom L-5 CES Electric Archtop Hollowbody Guitar Honey Burst + OHSC



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Lovies Guitars is excited to present this Vintage 1974 Gibson Custom L-5 CES Electric Archtop Hollowbody Guitar with a Honey Burst Finish! One of Gibson’s classiest full-body electric guitars, the L-5 CES (Cutaway Electric Spanish) was a company mainstay for many years, and a particular favorite of many jazz and classic R&B players. This example is from the early 1972, with the cutaway and two patent number humbucking pickups typical of that period. This guitar still has the feel of a top-quality instrument from an earlier era. The back is laminated maple but the top is still carved spruce, while the neck is a 5-piece maple laminate with a pearl block inlaid ebony fingerboard. This is a truly amazing guitar to play and hear, with the warm, rich, yet lively sound characteristic of these fully carved-top Gibson electrics! This guitar is in excellent shape for its age! Has some indents and marks pickguard marks, light hardware tarnish and finish checks, rated at 9/10. All original and free of any breaks, cracks or repairs. Included with this guitar is an original hard-shell case and a complimentary sample of Fret-Not, our preferred fretboard cleaner, check it out at! Thank you for considering this exceptional instrument from Lovies Guitars.

WEIGHS in at: 7.65 lbs

1st Fret: .785”

12th Fret: .915”

Nut Width: 1 9/16”

Serial: 402353

SKU: 6955

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