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″.

ISBN: 1574240471
UPC: 73999679403
Width: 8
Length: 11
112 pages


SKU: the gibson l5
Price: $29.95