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Dates of manufacture:
The Gibson L-4 CES was the electric version of the with a carved top and a florentine cutaway. Very few were made - they were custom orders available from 1958 onwards. Being a custom order model there were various pickup configurations: some had Charlie Christian pickups, others had Gibson alnico single coils, some had Gibson humbuckers. The Gibson L-4 CES looks very similar to the Gibson ES-175: the differences being the L-4 CES has a carved top whereas the ES-175 has a laminated top and less fancy hardware .
In 1989 Gibson reintroduced this model as the L-4 CES Mahogany, and it has been in production ever since as part of the Custom Shop Carved Top Series (see Gibson L-4 CES Mahogany page).
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Body shape features||carved top, single cutaway|
|Body top material||spruce body top|
|Hollow body||hollow body|
|Fingerboard material||rosewood fingerboard|
|Pickups brand and model||Charlie Christian pickup(s), Gibson pickup(s)|
|Pickups configuration||1 humbucker pickup, 1 single coil pickup|
|Date bought||Price paid||Condition||Name||Comments|
2014 GIBSON CUSTOM SHOP L-4 CES JAZZ CARVED ARCHTOP MAHOGANY FLORENTINE CUT*430 $5995.0 Go-> Gibson L4-CES Blonde $3999.0 Go-> 2014 GIBSON CUSTOM SHOP L-4 CES JAZZ CARVED ARCHTOP MAHOGANY FLORENTINE CUT*430 £5995.0 Go->
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