This gorgeous “Crimson Series” Wes Montgomery L5 is in very near mint condition, with no fret grooves, no dings/dents/cracks, etc.. It includes the factory case and certificate on “Crimson-ness” authenticity. Inside the body are 2 labels- the vintage type orange label and a master Builder hand signed label. The woods are simply beautiful, and well figured. This is a stunning example and ready for your next performance.With the Wes Montgomery L-5 CES, the Gibson Custom Shop’s Crimson Division, which specializes in high-quality archtop guitars, now presents an authentic reissue of Montgomery’s beloved guitar down to the smallest detail.

The classic 17″ Hollow Body electric guitar does not compromise on solid premium hardware. In addition to the famous Gibson L-5 tailpiece in gold-plated and nickel-plated design including model engraving, a Gibson Floating ABR-1 is used, which is mounted on a rosewood base. The tuning mechanisms for the Wes Montgomery L-5 CES were world-famous M6 tuners from Schaller, a traditional German manufacturer.

The back and sides are made of heavily grained, solid curly maple, while the hand-carved top is made of solid spruce and is responsible for the vibrant, transparent sound of the Wes Montgomery L-5CES. The neck is also made of strongly figured maple and carries a noble precious wood fretboard with 20 frets and mother-of-pearl blocks to mark the layers.

The pickup is a Gibson ’57 Classic Humbucker on the neck, which delivers authentic PAF sound. With its moderate output and warm transparency, it is the ideal companion for expressive jazz lines that are transmitted to the amplifier with natural dynamics.

  • Features:

    Manufacturer: Gibson
    Series: Custom Shop Crimson Division
    Design: Hollow Body
    Top: Spruce
    Back & Sides: Maple
    Solid Centre Block: No
    Binding: 7-lagig, W/B/W/B/W/B/W
    Neck: 5-ply, Maple/Walnut
    Neck Construction: Bolt-on
    Neck Profile: Rounded
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Number of Frets: 20
    Fretboard Inlays: Block
    Scale in mm: 648
    Pickup: H
    Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
    Neck Pickup: ’57 Classic Humbucker
    Piezo Pickup: No
    Active pickups: No
    Coil-splitting: No
    Control: Vol, Tone
    Number of Strings: 6
    Bridge: Gibson ABR
    Tailpiece: Gibson L-5 Tailpiece
    Tuners: Schaller M6
    Strap Button: Standard
    Hardware: Gold
    Finish: Nitrocellulose
    Colour: Vintage Sunburst
    Country of Origin: USA
    Factory Tuning: Standard E
    Gigbag included: No
    Case included: Yes
    Certificate: Yes