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Gibson Custom L-5 CT Hollow Body Electric Guitar Faded Cherry (SN:10345002)

SKU: G10345002-P

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You are looking at a Gibson Custom L-5 CT Hollow Body Electric Guitar Faded Cherry, serial number 10345002. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 5.3 oz.)

The legendary L-5 was originally born as an acoustic guitar in 1922 under the direction of renowned Gibson luthier Lloyd Loar. The L-5 was Gibson's first guitar to feature a pair of f-holes and had became one of Gibson's most popular models even before it was reintroduced with a set of P-90 single-coil pickups and a rosewood bridge in 1951.

Today, the Gibson Custom Shop L-5 CT offers strikingly elegant aesthetics along with all the tone and playability that you've come to expect from a Gibson archtop. Yielding a gorgeous hollow body resonance and a rich, woody voice, the single cutaway hollow body is crafted from a high-grade spruce top paired with flame maple back & rims. A Faded Cherry finish brings out maple's stunning figure while single-ply bound f-holes and binding on the top, back, neck & headstock enhance the L-5 CT's premium vibe. Carved from high-quality figured maple and walnut into Gibson's comfortably rounded ES profile, the neck features a 25.5" scale length, a cozy 1-11/16" nut width and an ebony fingerboard. Gorgeous pearl block fingerboard inlays and an ancient Greece-inspired pearl headstock inlay cater to its top-shelf looks.

Powered by a pair of Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers, the L-5 CT delivers all of those rich, warm vintage tones reminiscent of old-school PAF-equipped Gibsons. These pickups are routed through a classic control layout consisting of a 3-way pickup selector and independent Volume & Tone controls for each pickup.

Rounding out this deluxe, high-performance Gibson hollow body, the L-5 CT comes fitted with gold-plated hardware which includes a set of Schaller M6 tuning machines, an ebony-based ABR-1 bridge and a tastefully appointed L-5 trapeze tailpiece. Comes with the full protection of a hardshell case and includes the Certificate of Authenticity.

Get your Gibson Custom L-5 CT Hollow Body Electric Guitar Faded Cherry 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

Rock and Roll


This guitar looks like the guitar that Bill Haley played. Many jazz guitarists play this guitar.

Ilan Freedman

New York, NY


L-5 CT Hollow Body Electric Guitar Faded Cherry (SN:10345002)

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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Neck Shape ES-Rounded
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Wood Mahogany/Walnut
Fingerboard Ebony
Body Wood Maple
Top Spruce
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic
Neck Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic
Bridge Type ABR-1 with Ebony Base and L-5 Trapeze Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 5.3 oz.
Series Archtop
Model L-5 CT
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.

About Gibson:
As one of the most legendary names in music, Gibson guitars have made their way into the hands of countless players ranging from beginners all the way through to some of the world's most iconic players like Slash, Jimmy Page, and Ace Frehley... just to name a few. Sam Ash is proud to be an authorized Gibson dealer, where we carry everything from the more traditional models like the Gibson Les Paul and SG to the more obscure guitars like the Gibson Explorer, Firebird, and Flying V. Trying to find the Gibson guitar of your dreams? Whether you're a budding guitarist, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the knowledgeable musicians on the Sam Ash team are here to help you find your perfect instrument. Give us a call at 1-877-701-5592 and speak to an expert today!