Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Gibson L5

I few years ago I hipped a friend to a Gibson L5 "Wes Montgomery" that was for sale in the States. I knew the seller from a newsgroup that I frequented at the time so I figured it was going to be a safe transaction. And it was. The L5 was paid for and shipped and it arrived in good shape. Everybody happy.

Of course I borrowed it for testing. The guitar was a signature Wes Montgomery. Here's a video of the L5 in which I am telling about its history and specifications. It's about 10 minutes long. It's in the same vein as the ones about the ES 175 and the Tal Farlow.

And of course you want to hear in action too. So here a vid in HD with some L5 sounds.

1 comment:

  1. Sure sounds good! I love the look of the back of those 5 piece necks. Caught my eye when I was a kid, even.