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Gibson Used Vintage Gibson 1978s L5 Custom



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The Gibson Used Vintage Gibson 1978s L5 Custom. It's not too often that one of these amazing axes pops up! Gibson's L-5 S (Solidbody) has a figured maple body and neck, ebony board, block inlays, and a very cool Cherry Sunburst/gold hardware look.. A superb player with a thick and creamy tone. It is used so there is wear in the paint but no cracks, breaks or repairs. A very cool Gibson worth seeking out

This is a beautiful 1978 Gibson L5-S Custom. The L5-S was a solid body incarnation of Gibson's Fabulous L5 Archtop. The L5-S was the first high end jazz solid body. As the name suggests, it was related to the L5 archtop but being a solidbody it has been employed by some great Rock and Blues guitarists such as Keith Richards, Kerry Livgren(Kansas), Jorma Kaukonen, David Crosby, as well as Jazz cats like Pat Martino. So it's a versatile design capable of lots of variety from clean to screamin'. And speaking of clean, this one is in superb shape for it's age. Truly beautifully kept.

L5-S sounds a lot like a Les Paul, but the neck feels like an L-5 archtop guitar. I haven't seen too many of these guitars, but it's got a great tone and feel and the body's shape makes it very comfortable to hold either sitting down or standing up.