1935 Gibson L-5

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1935 Gibson L-5

This has to be one of the very first “Advanced Model” Gibson L-5s, with the 17” wide body, from about as early in 1935 as can be, possibly even from 1934, which the FON inside the guitar indicates. It’s an absolutely stunning guitar. It took me quite a while to convince myself that there’s a coat of overspray on the original finish (which is all there too), probably done when a top crack that is completely hidden by the tailpiece was repaired, similarly a tiny, nearly invisible one along either edge of the fingerboard end. Overall, this L-5 looks spectacular and it just sings, and loudly. The frets are modern replacements to original spec with a perfectly clean feel, making it a fabulous-playing guitar as well. The pickguard is a nearly undetectable replacement; the original, with cutout for pickup. comes with the guitar. The tuners and tailpiece and solid Brazilian rosewood bridge are original (an opening in the tailpiece for a later endpin jack has been beautifully filled and cleverly concealed). For someone who really wants to play, a lot, this will be a lifetime keeper at a terrific price for a totally solid, pre-war Gibson L-5. Has its original Gibson “Red Line" hard shell case. $6995 w/ohsc

w/ohsc

$6995.00
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