1989 Gibson Custom Shop L-4 CES 1989 Gibson Custom Shop L-4 CES Gibson Well preserved example of Gibson's classic archtop! Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars gibson-l4 L4 CES 5.0 1
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A wonderful guitar, fully fitting Michael's webpage description of the sound - I've owned and played many Gibson archtops across most decades from the 30s onwards and this L4 is exceptional from the point of view of tone, register balance, playability and condition. Many thanks - this will certainly be my "go to" instrument. First rate and efficient service from Michael at Djangobooks.com.
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1989 Gibson Custom Shop L-4 CES

1989 Gibson Custom Shop L-4 CES
This well preserved example of Gibson's classic L-4 model was built in Gibson's Custom Shop and inspected and signed by the renowned luthier James W. Hutchins. The comfortable 16" body and the ergonomic 24 3/4" scale length give this guitar a buttery, easy playing feel. It's especially well suited for Johnny Smith type chord-melody playing as left hand stretches are a breeze.

This model features a solid carved Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, and an ebony fingeboard. Hardware includes an art deco style tailpiece, a pair of gold humbucking pickups, and a set of Gibson deluxe tuners.

Tonally, this guitar is a standout with a warm, rounded high end and a full, juicy midrange. The twin humbuckers beautifully reproduce the subtleties of this solid topped instrument resulting in a sublime amplified sound. Having matured for over twenty years, every note is sweet and clear, qualities that are rarely found in younger instruments.

The condition is excellent, with only a few small dings and some mild fret wear.

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Guitar Specs
Brand Gibson
Year 1989
Model Number L4 CES
Serial Number 81389524
Sound Hole F Holes
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Excellent
Size 16"
Scale Length 24 1/2"
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Body Depth 3 3/8"
Top Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ivoroid
Finish Sunburst
Tailpiece L5 Style Deco
Tuners Gibson Deluxe
Action 2mm
Strings D'Addario Flatwound
Case Gibson Hardshell
Pickup(s) Twin Gibson PAF Humbuckers
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 7.3 lbs

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1989 Gibson L4

A wonderful guitar, fully fitting Michael's webpage description of the sound - I've owned and played many Gibson archtops across most decades from the 30s onwards and this L4 is exceptional from the point of view of tone, register balance, playability and condition. Many thanks - this will certainly be my "go to" instrument. First rate and efficient service from Michael at Djangobooks.com.

Submitted by: Steve K on 04/04/2016 10:42:06 AM

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