Vintage! 1980 Gibson Custom L-5 CES Electric Archtop Hollowbody Guitar Tobacco Burst + OHSC



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Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 1980 Gibson Custom L-5 CES Electric Archtop Hollowbody Guitar with a Tobacco 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 1980, 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! Very Good Shape with finish wear on the neck, many indents, marks and scuffs all over, hardware fade and tarnish and some case wear, 8/10. ALL Original, except for the upper strap button, includes original pickguard. NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs! All of our guitars are fitted with a fresh set of our favorite strings by Stringjoy! Includes an Original Hard Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at!

WEIGHS in at: 7.35 lbs

.796” at the 1st fret

.960” at the 9th fret

Nut Width: 1 11/16”

Serial: 88680075

SKU: 4647

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