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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


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Rock and Roll


from New York, NY


  • Gentle Tone


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practise

    Comments about Gibson Custom L-5 Ct Hollow Body Electric Guitar Faded Cherry:

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

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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.