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NGD 2014 Wes Montgomery L5

#1 User is offline   Midnight Blues 

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:37 AM

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Well, a few weeks ago anyway...

I've wanted one of these for years and I finally found one that I couldn't resist, so I just had to buy it! The seller is a GREAT guy and these are the pictures he took (apologies that I'm posting so many, but if it's any consolation, I'm not posting them all:

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:41 AM

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A few more:

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

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Some that I took:

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After a good cleaning with some Virtuoso cleaner and I thought I'd take a few pictures. That's a picture of Wes from an old Guitar Player magazine (as if you couldn't tell! ) that I framed and had in my office at work for years. Now that I'm retired, it's home where it belongs:

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:48 AM

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Lastly:

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 11:06 AM

Very, very nice indeed - I'm envious.

Congrats!
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

Incredibly beautiful guitar and all the photos are great. L5's are truly wonderful instruments. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:42 PM

Wow! Can't beat that!


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 06:02 PM

That is absolutely beautiful, enjoy it and take good care of it.

Of course, drilling holes in it to add a Bigsby and maybe a few extra pick ups with push/pull active circuitry knobs would pep the old thing up so if you must you must.
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:35 PM

Well I did not see a picture of the input jack but hey that is cool!! It is a very nice guitar!!
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:06 AM

That is a beauty. 5 years old and from the photos looks brand new.

Enjoy it. I too had wanted one for a long, long time so when some unexpected funds came along I had to finally get one. Don't play it as often as I should, but couldn't give it up.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 10:50 AM

View PostTwang Gang, on 03 March 2019 - 10:06 AM, said:


Enjoy it. I too had wanted one for a long, long time so when some unexpected funds came along I had to finally get one. Don't play it as often as I should, but couldn't give it up.

As long as we're not being bashful about posting L5 photos:



You have the same L5CESN as me...great choice you made. Mine is a 2015 Custom Crimson one, what year is yours?

Here's mine from the NGD thread I posted back in 2015. Scroll to the top to see pictures.

http://forum.gibson...._1#entry1714712

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:01 PM

You have the same L5CESN as me...great choice you made. Mine is a 2015 Custom Crimson one, what year is yours?

We're hijacking the OPs thread - but mine is also Custom Crimson built in 2013. Unlike many other models they don't mess with perfection and they don't change from year to year!!

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:24 PM

View Postjdgm, on 02 March 2019 - 11:06 AM, said:

Very, very nice indeed - I'm envious.

Congrats!


Thanks very much jdgm, I appreciate it!


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:26 PM

View Postcody78, on 02 March 2019 - 04:57 PM, said:

Incredibly beautiful guitar and all the photos are great. L5's are truly wonderful instruments. I'm sure you will enjoy it.


Thank you cody! I'm not really good at taking pictures, but these aren't bad for someone as inept at it as I am and I'm enjoying every minute of having her around!


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:27 PM

View PostCougar, on 02 March 2019 - 05:42 PM, said:

Wow! Can't beat that!


Thanks Cougar! Certainly doesn't get much better IMHO.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:36 PM

View PostSteveFord, on 02 March 2019 - 06:02 PM, said:

That is absolutely beautiful, enjoy it and take good care of it.

Of course, drilling holes in it to add a Bigsby and maybe a few extra pick ups with push/pull active circuitry knobs would pep the old thing up so if you must you must.


Thanks Steve!

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:38 PM

View Postbigtim, on 02 March 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

Well I did not see a picture of the input jack but hey that is cool!! It is a very nice guitar!!


Oh man, I forgot that one! What an idiot! Posted Image


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:39 PM

View PostTwang Gang, on 03 March 2019 - 10:06 AM, said:

That is a beauty. 5 years old and from the photos looks brand new.

Enjoy it. I too had wanted one for a long, long time so when some unexpected funds came along I had to finally get one. Don't play it as often as I should, but couldn't give it up.

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Thanks TG! What a lovely example of an L-5 your's is! I can see why you had to take the plunge!


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:43 PM

View Postcody78, on 03 March 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

You have the same L5CESN as me...great choice you made. Mine is a 2015 Custom Crimson one, what year is yours?

Here's mine from the NGD thread I posted back in 2015. Scroll to the top to see pictures.

http://forum.gibson...._1#entry1714712



View PostTwang Gang, on 08 March 2019 - 06:01 PM, said:

You have the same L5CESN as me...great choice you made. Mine is a 2015 Custom Crimson one, what year is yours?

We're hijacking the OPs thread - but mine is also Custom Crimson built in 2013. Unlike many other models they don't mess with perfection and they don't change from year to year!!



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Not a problem cody/TG, all L-5s are welcome here!

Mine is a Custom Crimson as well!


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:28 PM

View PostMidnight Blues, on 09 March 2019 - 02:26 PM, said:

Thank you cody! I'm not really good at taking pictures, but these aren't bad for someone as inept at it as I am and I'm enjoying every minute of having her around!


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You may not be good at taking pictures, but that beautiful guitar said I got your back! Just kidding man, you did a fine job taking pictures... and picking up that wonderful guitar of yours. Congratulations and many years of enjoyment! Just to set the record straight, I like your NGD the best. Just love that finish in the Wes Custom 😁
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