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L5 Reissue?

#1 User is offline   Dave F 

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 12:36 PM

Has anyone seen anything like this?
Does not look like an L5 to me.

https://cincinnati.c...6711228979.html
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 03:21 PM

Looks VERY dodgy to me; definitely NOT an L-5, especially not a '1948 re-issue' (if there is such a thing) - most 1948 L-5s did not have a cutaway, though some did.
The tailpiece is not an original L-5 tailpiece and the fretboard and headstock inlays are completely wrong, the cutaway too.
Also the f-holes don't look right and are not bound. The 2nd pic in the ad is of a totally different guitar - compare the sides and that cutaway!

Don't know if you will be able to see this but I googled 1948 L-5 reissue -

https://www.google.c...lient=firefox-b

No mention of any reissues. Here is a 1948 one with cutaway -

https://www.premierg...remiere-natural

This post has been edited by jdgm: 30 September 2018 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 10:22 PM

View PostDave F, on 30 September 2018 - 12:36 PM, said:

Has anyone seen anything like this?
Does not look like an L5 to me.

https://cincinnati.c...6711228979.html
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Not a L5 what so ever.. asian copy.
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