The Gibson L-4 archtop became jazzs greatest rhythm instrument in the hands of many great virtuosos like Eddie Lang in the 1920s and assured Gibsons dominance of the guitar market even before the outbreak of World War I. But the L-4s story – how it evolved from an acoustic guitar to the dynamic L-4 CES Mahogany Archtop of today – is perhaps the best illustration of Gibsons historic dedication to endlessly refining and improving instruments that are already world class.
Todays gorgeous L-4 CES still adhere to the classic design of their namesakes. They have a solid carved spruce top and a carved solid mahogany back and rims. They have a comfortable body size. This one has a beautiful vintage sunburst finish with multi-ply white binding on top, with single ply white binding on their backs.
Contributing much to the guitars silky, lush, deep tone is the one-piece mahogany neck. It has a 24-inch scale length and is 1 11/16-inches wide at the nut. True to the models historic evolution, todays L-4 CES has a 20 fret ebony fretboard with pearl split parallelogram inlays and single ply white binding. It boasts the classic ES rounded profile and a headstock with vintage tulip shape tuners.
Featuring attractive gold hardware, the electronics and controls are the best of Gibson: two 57 Classic humbucking pickups, two volume pots, two tone pots, and a 3-way pickup selector switch. The tailpiece is the iconic L-4 T-shape style and the bridge a ABR-1.
These marvelous guitar comes with a Custom Shop case.
It is in almost new condition and only 2 years old.
solid carved spruce top
solid carved mahogany back and rims
one-piece mahogany neck
rounded Classic ES profile
indian rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlays
vintage tulip tuners
2x ’57 Classic humbuckers
L-4 T-shape tailpiece