This 2004 Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery has had its standard humbucker swapped out for a Lollar Charlie Christian pickup, a change that asks the question, What would a guitar that combined elements from the instruments of these two jazz giants sound like? The answer is, Amazing! This version of the Charlie Christian has been configured to fit in the same space as a humbucker and it has a rich mellow tone that still has a lot of sparkle. We replaced the pickup for the previous owner a few years ago, a change we’ve made on more than a few Gibson archtops. Other than the pickup, this sunburst L-5 is all original. The guitar is in excellent cosmetic and structural condition. There are a few very minor signs of having been played, but most are so faint they don’t show up in our photographs. The frets are in great shape and have lots of life left in them. Include the original Gibson hardshell case.

stock no. 58977

ModelL-5 Wes Montgomery Sunburst
Topcarved solid spruce
Back and sidescarved solid maple
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25 1/4"
Fretboard Materialebony
Bracingtone bar
Neck profileC
PickupsLollar Charlie Christian
Total frets20
Finishlacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No23414001
Bindingcelluloid