• Gibson L-4 CES Custom Shop

    Category: Product Condition: Pre-Owned

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    This Gibson L-4 CES is part of the Gibson Historic Collection and in near mint  condition. A very sweet instrument which looks and feels great. Frets are like new and there are only a few very minor dings. Beautiful unamplified tone and of course when plugged into an amp one will get that classic Gibson archtop tone!! This one is also a lightweight at 3.05kg!

    Gibson introduced this instrument as an oval hole archtop in 1911. That makes the L-4 the oldest model name in the Gibson catalog. The company’s top-of-the line guitar until the L-5 debuted in 1922 when the L-4 was redesigned with f-holes in 1935. It’s comfy 16″ body has always been popular with players reluctant to wrestle a huge guitar, and its fast 24 3/4″ scale rewards the hand with effortless stretch chords and lightning arpeggios.

    The Gibson L-4 archtop became jazz’s greatest rhythm instrument in the hands of six-string innovators like the virtuoso Eddie Lang in the 1920s and assured the company’s dominance of the guitar market even before the outbreak of World War I. But the L-4’s story – how it evolved from an acoustic guitar to the dynamic L-4 CES Mahogany Archtop of today – is perhaps the best illustration of Gibson’s historic dedication to endlessly refining and improving instruments that are already world class.

    Price includes:

    • VAT does not apply
    • Three year Diamond Guitars warranty
    • Free shipping to Benelux countries.
    • Call for shipping costs to other countries. We ship worldwide.
    • This guitars comes with a new set of strings


    • Solid carved Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid figured Mahogany back, sides and neck
    • Solid Ebony fingerboard
    • Dual-parallelogram Mother of Pearl fingerboard inlay and Thistle peghead inlay
    • Triple bound top, bound back and fingerboard
    • All gold hardware
    • L-5 style deco tailpiece
    • Grover Rotomatic tuners
    • Compensated Tune-O-Matic bridge with inlaid feet
    • Gibson ’57 Classic humbucking pickups
    • 5-ply bound tortoise pickguard
    • Gold bell knobs.
    • Single sharp cutaway bound body
    • layered turtoise pickguard
    • Blackface peghead with pearl crown/logo inlay
    • Three-way pickup switchGold hardware
    • Serial #: 12110001
    • Orange Custom Shop label
    • Body size at lower bout: 16″
    • Scale length: 24 3/4″
    • Nut Width: 1 11/16″
    • Color: Wine Red
    • Original Gibson Custom hard shell case
    • Weight: 3.05 kg / 6.7 lbs