Gibson 2005 Custom Shop Wes Montgomery L5 Archtop Electric Guitar

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Gibson 2005 Custom Shop Wes Montgomery L5 Archtop Electric Guitar

$7,799.00

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It’s difficult to comprehend one guitar player having such a profound influence on any one musical genre, much less one as conspicuously diverse as jazz music. This Gibson Custom Wes Montgomery L-5 Archtop Electric Guitar is a tribute to the mastery of such an influential Jazz Guitarist as Wes.

"The Wes Montgomery L-5CES built today by Gibson Custom is built to the same specifications as the instrument used by Montgomery in the 1960s – Gibson also produced it briefly as a production model during the same era. Today’s Wes Montgomery model features a body crafted with a high-grade spruce top, and high-grade maple back and sides. The body is then adorned with multi-ply black and white binding on both the top and back, with single-ply white binding around the f-holes. The gold hardware includes an ABR-1 bridge with a base made from ebony, and Gibson’s period-correct L-5 tailpiece. The 25½-inch scale length neck is a five-piece neck made primarily from high-grade maple, with two streamers made from high-grade walnut, resulting in one of the most stunning neck designs in the history of Gibson Custom. The eye-catching neck is topped by a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and multi-ply black and white binding, then hand-fitted with Gibson’s traditional ES-rounded neck profile. The single pickup is Gibson’s legendary ’57 Classic, which faithfully captures the unique and subtle variations between coil windings of the original “Patent Applied For” humbuckers of the late 1950s, and delivers a warm and full tone with a balanced response. Other appointments include Gibson’s traditional flower pot inlay on the headstock, and Schaller M6 tuners. Indeed, Montgomery’s talents have inspired a generation of guitarists, but his guitar and legend lives on in the Wes Montgomery L-5CES from Gibson Custom. "

SPECIFICATIONS:

Nut Width: 1.72"

Neck Depth @1st Fret: .83"

Neck Depth @12th Fret: .98

Body: High Grade Spruce Top, & Maple Back & Sides, Multi-ply black and white binding on both the top and back, with single-ply white binding around the f-holes

Hardware: Gold hardware includes an ABR-1 bridge with a base made from ebony, and Gibson’s period-correct L-5 tailpiece

Scale: 25.5"

Neck: Five-piece neck made primarily from high-grade maple, with two streamers made from high-grade walnut.

Fingerboard: 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and multi-ply black and white binding, then hand-fitted with Gibson’s traditional ES-rounded neck profile.

Pickup: Gibson’s legendary ’57 Classic, which faithfully captures the unique and subtle variations between coil windings of the original “Patent Applied For” humbuckers of the late 1950s, and delivers a warm and full tone with a balanced response

Other appointments include Gibson’s traditional flower pot inlay on the headstock, and Schaller M6 tuners

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