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Thank you Grog! Good info.......still too many questions....

1. This could be a replacement part

2. Why is the selector switch on the bass side and not the treble side like in every pic of an L5 I see?

 

Anyone?????

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I know a lot of people are reluctant to do this, why I do not know. I suggest calling Gibson Customer Service with the serial number and they can tell you exactly what model that guitar is and be able to answer a few other questions you may have. The call is toll free.

US & Canada: 1-800-4GIBSON
Europe: 00+8004GIBSON1
Edited by Big Bill

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12 minutes ago, Big Bill said:

I know a lot of people are reluctant to do this, why I do not know. I suggest calling Gibson Customer Service with the serial number and they can tell you exactly what model that guitar is and be able to answer a few other questions you may have. The call is toll free.

US & Canada: 1-800-4GIBSON
Europe: 00+8004GIBSON1

Thanks Big Bill......I will do that

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I don't know my L-5 from my elbow but FWIW I've never seen an L-5 with the split-parallelogram h'stock inlay. IMX they always have the flowerpot one.

Perhaps some years were different?...

Pip.

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7 minutes ago, pippy said:

I don't know my L-5 from my elbow but FWIW I've never seen an L-5 with the split-parallelogram h'stock inlay. IMX they always have the flowerpot one.

Perhaps some years were different?...

Pip.

that's what I was thinking.

how deep is the body?  L5s are 4".. 

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5 minutes ago, Big Bill said:

Look at the head stock. I don't think this is a L series guitar. I may be and ES series.

 

 

It might not even be a Gibson...

Pip.

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8 minutes ago, Big Bill said:

Look at the head stock. I don't think this is a L series guitar. I may be and ES series.

 

agree.. my money is on a ES275

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2 minutes ago, kidblast said:

agree.. my money is on a ES275

Still not quite the same, but I'm willing to bet its in that series.

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30 minutes ago, Big Bill said:

A difference I see between this guitar and an ES275 is the bottom of the fretboard. Maybe a special run...?

 

yea a chibson!! 😛

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In glad I came on here. this guitar belongs to a buddy of mine who bought believing it is an L5. You guys are bringing up some great points, i.e. the bottom of the fretboard, the headstock inlay, etc. Im going to take a ride over to him soon, he is about 2 hours away and perhaps get an expert to look at it. He wants to sell it and Im interested but Im skeptical. 

 

If anyone else has any input please feel free. This will take time. We have Hurricane Dorian to deal with first! Thanks again all!

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For sure, more pictures would help 

pics of the back and side, a close up of the head stock.. and if it IS A USA Gibson,  there SHOULD be a label that is visible from the top F-hole. 

That should have at least a model number,, gibson serial #s are usually stamped on the back of the head stock.

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