GIBSON GIBSON HISTORIC COLLECTION ACOUSTIC MODELS

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GIBSON 1934 L-5 NON-CUTAWAY (HSL5BRGH)

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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 (HSS4BRGH)

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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 (HSS4NAGH)

GIBSON made the first 1939 SUPER 400 (HSS4NAGH) in 1998

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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 Premier (HS4PBRGH)

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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 PREMIER (HS4PNAGH)

The 1939 SUPER 400 PREMIER (HS4PNAGH) was introduced in 1998

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GIBSON Citation (HSCT GH)

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GIBSON CITATION (HSCTNAGH)

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GIBSON L-5 CT (acoustic reissue)

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GIBSON L-5 CT (Historic Collection)

The L-5CT is a thin line L-5 originally developed by Gibson for comedian/guitarist George Gobel - but reissued in 1998 in the Gibson Custom Shop Historic Collection. Its shorter scale length and thinner body have proved popular features for many players. It has a carved spruce top, solid maple sides and back and five piece neck. Finish options were vintage sunburst, faded cherry and natural. Other features include

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GIBSON L-5 CT (modern reissue)

Introduced in 1922, the acoustic L-5 guitar was Gibson’s first with f-holes. The model became a favourite of big band players including Wes Montgomery. In 1951 Gibson added pickups to the L5.  Comedian and singer George Gobel had a special version of the Gibson L-5 archtop guitar built in 1958, the L-5CT (cutaway, thin body), featuring shorter scale neck scale (24 3/4") and thinner body  (2 3/8"), About 45 L-5CT's were produced from 1958 to 1963,so they are one of the rarest Gibson models. Most were acoustics but some were sold with pickups.

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GIBSON MASTER MUSEUM COLLECTION

Production of the Gibson MASTER MUSEUM COLLECTION acoustics began in 2005. They were individually crafted by Ren Ferguson at a rate of one instrument per month costing around $40,000 each.

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Specifcations:

ModelImageBindingFinish colorsFinish effectsMade inNumber of stringsScale length
GIBSON 1934 L-5 NON-CUTAWAY (HSL5BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 (HSS4BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 (HSS4NAGH)
1998
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 Premier (HS4PBRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 PREMIER (HS4PNAGH)
1998
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GIBSON Citation (HSCT GH)
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GIBSON CITATION (HSCTNAGH)
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GIBSON L-5 CT (acoustic reissue)
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GIBSON L-5 CT (Historic Collection)
1998
-natural finish, red finishsunburst finishUSA6 strings-
GIBSON L-5 CT (modern reissue)
1993
body bindingred finish--6 strings24.75 inches scale-length
GIBSON MASTER MUSEUM COLLECTION
2005
---USA6 strings-
ModelBody back materialBody depthBody shape featuresBody sides materialBody styleBody top materialHollow bodyPickguard materialPickguard shapeSoundhole
GIBSON 1934 L-5 NON-CUTAWAY (HSL5BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 (HSS4BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 (HSS4NAGH)
1998
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 Premier (HS4PBRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 PREMIER (HS4PNAGH)
1998
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GIBSON Citation (HSCT GH)
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GIBSON CITATION (HSCTNAGH)
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GIBSON L-5 CT (acoustic reissue)
--single cutaway-------
GIBSON L-5 CT (Historic Collection)
1998
maple body back-carved top, single cutawaymaple body sidesthin bodyspruce body tophollow bodytortoiseshell pickguard-2 f-holes
GIBSON L-5 CT (modern reissue)
1993
maple body back2.375 inches body depthsingle cutawaymaple body sidesarchtopspruce body top--raised pickguard2 f-holes
GIBSON MASTER MUSEUM COLLECTION
2005
---------round soundhole
ModelBridgeHardware colorTailpieceTuner layoutTuners
GIBSON 1934 L-5 NON-CUTAWAY (HSL5BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 (HSS4BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 (HSS4NAGH)
1998
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 Premier (HS4PBRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 PREMIER (HS4PNAGH)
1998
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GIBSON Citation (HSCT GH)
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GIBSON CITATION (HSCTNAGH)
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GIBSON L-5 CT (acoustic reissue)
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GIBSON L-5 CT (Historic Collection)
1998
ebony bridgegold hardwaretrapeze tailpiecethree-each-sideSchaller M6 tuners
GIBSON L-5 CT (modern reissue)
1993
ABR-1 bridge--three-each-sideSchaller tuners
GIBSON MASTER MUSEUM COLLECTION
2005
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ModelFingerboard inlay materialFingerboard materialFingerboard position markersNumber of frets
GIBSON 1934 L-5 NON-CUTAWAY (HSL5BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 (HSS4BRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 (HSS4NAGH)
1998
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GIBSON 1939 Super 400 Premier (HS4PBRGH)
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GIBSON 1939 SUPER 400 PREMIER (HS4PNAGH)
1998
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GIBSON Citation (HSCT GH)
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GIBSON CITATION (HSCTNAGH)
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GIBSON L-5 CT (acoustic reissue)
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GIBSON L-5 CT (Historic Collection)
1998
pearl fingerboard inlay materialebony fingerboardblock fingerboard position markers20 fret
GIBSON L-5 CT (modern reissue)
1993
--block fingerboard position markers20 fret
GIBSON MASTER MUSEUM COLLECTION
2005
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