Gibson Custom L-5 Doublecut Hollow Body Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst (SN:13634002)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom L-5 Doublecut Hollow Body Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst, serial number 13634002. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 9.0 oz.)

Although Orville Gibson invented the archtop guitar in the 1890s, most connoisseurs would agree that the archtop reached its pinnacle with the advent of the Lloyd Loar-designed L-5 back in 1922. The Gibson L-5 has undergone a variety of changes throughout the years and has become the choice instrument for a wide range of music icons including Wes Montgomery, Hank Garland, and even Scotty Moore. Today, Gibson Custom Shop is proud to present the L-5 Doublecut, which offers a modern incarnation of an iconic Gibson Jazz Box.

Built on the time-tested tonewood platform with contemporary updates including an elegant double-cutaway design with a thinner 2-3/8"-depth, the Gibson Custom L-5 Doublecut boasts a carved Sitka spruce top and highly figured maple back & sides to produce that distinctive archtop tone and resonance with more modern playability. The 5-piece figured maple/walnut neck lays beneath a one-piece ebony fingerboard that showcases traditional L-5 pearl block inlays. The headstock bears a beautiful floral emblem inlay that's complemented by the petite floral inlays that are featured on the bridge's ebony base.

The L-5 Doublecut comes fitted with a pair of Custom Bucker pickups to deliver the classic warmth, depth and clarity of those coveted 'Patent Applied For' humbuckers of the late '50s. The classic control layout allows you to shape your sound quickly and with ease.

Holding true to the traditional style of its predecessors, the L-5 Doublecut sports a nitro lacquer Vintage Sunburst finish along with elegant multi-ply binding that adorns the top, back, fingerboard, headstock and pickguard. For premium performance with classy looks to match, the L-5 Doublecut comes equipped with gold-plated hardware which includes a set of Schaller M6 tuning machines, an ebony-based ABR-1 thumbwheel bridge and an L-5 tailpiece with silver insert. Comes with the full protection of a hardshell case and includes an engraved, leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity from Gibson Custom.

Get your Gibson Custom L-5 Doublecut Hollow Body Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.687"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood 5-Piece Figured Maple/Walnut
Fingerboard Ebony
Body Wood Figured Maple
Top Sitka Spruce
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker
Bridge Type ABR-1 Thumbwheel Bridge with Classic L-5 Engraved Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Versatile Double Cutaway Design

2-Piece Carved Top

Franklin Titebond Body Adhesive

7-Ply Top Binding, 3-Ply Back Binding

Hot Hide Glue Neck Joint Adhesive

4° (+/- 15 seconds) Joint Angle

+/- .005" Joint Angle Tolerance

Standard Truss Rod Assembly

1-Piece Fingerboard

Hot Hide Glue Fingerboard Adhesive

Custom Mother-of-Pearl L5 Block Fingerboard Inlays

E.O.B: 2.067

Corian Nut, Slots with Gibson PLEK System

5-Ply Fingerboard and Headstock Binding

Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Headstock Logo and Floral Emblem Headstock Inlay

Black Antique Bell, Stamped Custom L5 Truss Rod Cover

17 Degree Headstock Angle

Gold-Plated Hardware

Schaller M6 Tuners with a 12:01 Tuning Ratio

Amber Top Hat Control Knobs

Bound Tortoise Shell Pickguard

Amber Toggle Cap, Black Rubber Grommet Toggle Switch Washer

Black Pickup Mounting Rings

Brass Strap Buttons

Electronics Include 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls, 3-Way Toggle and Traditional 1/4" Output Jack

Nitrocellulose Lacquer Vintage Sunburst Finish
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 9.0 oz.
Series Archtop
Model L-5 Doublecut
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.