Gibson Custom Shop Custom Crimson L-5CES Alnico 2014[USED]

$ 13286.74

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Made in 2014. The L-5CES is a classic 17-inch body jazz guitar. The L5, which was created in the 1920s, was initially released as a 16-inch model without a pickup, but was later changed to a 17-inch model. It was released as an electric model in the 1950s and continues to be a standard long-cale jazz guitar to this day. It has become a favorite guitar of famous guitarists such as Wes Montgomery, Lee Ritenour, and Eric Clapton.

The Custom Crimson series was launched in 2012 and is the top line of Gibson Custom Shop, created by builder Mike McGuire. Mike McGuire started Valley Arts in the 1970s and became a legendary builder who worked on guitars for Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, and Steve Lukather, and later worked on the Gibson Custom Shop. 1When a genuine order was sent down the production line, a red tape with the order number linked to the spec sheet was attached so that the craftsmen working on the product could recognize it. This red tape is the origin of Custom Crimson.

The specs are that the sides and back of the body are made of maple, and the top material is spruce. The neck is a 5-piece maple/walnut construction with ebony fingering. The maple material is flame maple with bright heathered grain, and the multi-binding on the body and neck, and the torch inlay give it a luxurious look.

The pickup is not a humbucker, but the Alnico V that was installed in the 50’s model, and the look is reminiscent of the L-5 used by Eric Clapton. It has a single coil structure, and has a tighter tone than the P-90, thicker and more powerful than the Fender single coil. Although the sound is not as sweet as the humbucker L-5, it has enough sweetness for a jazz guitar, and the sound has a firmer contour than a humbucker, making it very comfortable for both leads and chords.

There are some signs of use such as small scratches and small dents, but overall it is in good condition. When you hold the 5-piece neck, you will feel a slight difference in level, but it is not at a level that will cause any problems when playing.

Neck: There are no problems with warping or twisting. String height: Standard string height of approximately 2 mm on the 6th string side and approximately 1.5 mm on the 1st string side. Frets: There is almost no decrease. Truss rod: It is slightly tightened, but there is still some room.

If you have the desired string gauge and settings, we will adjust them before handing over the item. Original hard case, certificate included, weight approximately 3.44 kg.


As this product is being sold in our busy retail stores alongside online stores, there is a possibility that it may be sold out. We will cancel the order if this happens. Please understand we do our best to update stock, but sometimes this situation is unavoidable for a busy retailer.

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