Staff Pick -1949 Gibson L-5C - Sunburst

Our guitar would have been one of the earlier L-5's to bear the L-5C name with the change from L-5 Premier (P) happening in 1948. Gibson's records show only 23 L-5C's shipped in 1949 with the white label and 'A' Artist serial number fitting into the early second half of that year. Being a high end albeit low demand model the guitar features some traits from the slightly earlier period of manufacturing namely the rosewood fingerboard and large script Gibson logo. Appointments are suitably high-end with multi ply binding and gold-plated hardware throughout including the Kluson Seal-Fast tuners and adjustable L-5 Vari-Tone tailpiece. The original 5-ply pickguard, although supplied with the guitar has badly gassed off so the guitar comes with an excellent reproduction pickguard from Paul Fox at Fox Guitars. The guitar comes with the photographed, highly desirable Geib "Airline Tweed" Case.

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