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Gibson Vintage 1979 L-5CES Sunburst Electric Guitar (SN:73519070)


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This instrument is on display in our 34th Street NYC location. If by slight chance at the time of purchase it is not available to sell or ship, you will be notified by the next business day and payment will be refunded in full.

Vintage Gibson 1979 Gibson L5CES in sunburst. This guitar is in very good playing shape. Some cosmetic depressions and dings, but nothing major.  A few small dings go down through the finish.  The gold hardware has started to green from the pick guard gassing which is typical. The pickguard has also warped with age. The ebony bridge is in great shape and nicely aged. Vintage knobs and neck volute round out the vintage '70s appointments.

The guitar itself plays great! A nice low action, no buzzing throughout. The neck is on the slimmer side for a L5. Still comfortable, but certainly not a baseball bat. The ebony fingerboard is true, and free from blemish. Looks and plays fantastic. Frets have a little wear in the open position, but still ring true, and it will be some time before they need to be addressed.

If you are looking for a classic Jazz box at a great price, a Vintage '70s Gibson is much more affordable than a '60s or late '50s. And it still holds its own with the best of solid archtop guitars. Great for all types of music, but the L-5CES is an absolute staple and bar setter for Jazz players. Includes original hardshell case.

Get this fantastic example of a vintage Gibson 1979 L-5CES from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is the ultimate destination for players and collectors alike who want to find the used or vintage instrument of their dreams.

Things You Will Get:

  • Vintage Electric Guitar
  • Original Hardshell Case


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Year of Instrument 1979
Country of Origin USA
Color Sunburst
Neck Type Set Neck
Body Wood Maple
Top Spruce
Bridge Type Ebony with Trapeze Tailpiece
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Inlay Block
Bound Neck Yes
Hardware Gold
Pickup Configuration H-H
Electronics (Controls) 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Way
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Original Hardshell Case
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