The Gibson L5

The Gibson L5

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(Guitar). Introduced in 1922, the Gibson L5 is the precursor of the modern archtop guitar. It was the first archtop to feature f-holes, which allowed it to project through the horn-dominated bands of the day. Its strong, full, warm sound was an immediate and overwhelming success that turned the heads of makers, players and listeners alike. This book takes a look at its history and most famous players, from its creation, through the Norlin years, to its standing today as the world's most popular jazz guitar. With its stunning 16-page full-color photo section, this book is a must for every guitar enthusiast's collection! 8-1/2 x 11 .As the guitar superseded the banjo. in the growing number of dance bands. a new breed of guitar player emerged whose ... The latter three were introduced under the direction of Maurice Berlin. ... The first L5CES models were fitted with two single coil P90 pickups and the wiring circuitry of earlier single pickup models suchanbsp;...


Title:The Gibson L5
Author: Adrian Ingram
Publisher:Centerstream Publications - 1997
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