Staff Pick

1949 Gibson L5-C

Beautiful Gibson L-5C from 1949 in a wonderfully aged Cremona Brown finish that perfectly accentuates the fine carve to the Spruce top and highlights the figure to the Maple back, sides and neck. An excellent example of Gibson heritage, the guitar is testament to the quality of the high-end instruments Gibson was producing as the post-war era met the 1950’s...

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