1976 Gibson L-5CES
1976 Gibson L-5CES in good condition. This guitar comes from our friend and jazz guitar virtuoso, Russell Malone. He has extensively toured with it for the last eighteen years. It is all original other than the upgraded Grover tuning machines, repro pickguard, and refret done by Tom. It is setup with .012 gauge flatwounds with low action just as Russell likes it. His use of it over the last two decades can be seen in the play wear and nicks. There are two cracks on the front of the guitar, one under each f-hole. Additionally, there are a few repaired cracks near the input jack, and one small crack on the other side that is hardly visible. All cracks have been professionally repaired and it is structurally solid. This is a great vintage Gibson that has a lot of history. Comes with a newer Gibson hardshell case.
You can watch this guitar being played by Russell here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PlcPa1mCrc.