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Gibson L6S Limited Edition Electric Guitar with Case

Versatile, sleek, and classic, the Gibson L6S makes its triumphant return. With a six-way pickup selector, this axe is as rocking as it is elegant. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Maple body Long sustain, good projection, bright tone
490R and 498T humbucking pickups Sweet, vintage tone with crystal-clear character
1960s SlimTaper C neck profile Modern C-shaped neck; comfortable consistent feel
Push/pull coil splitting Switch between humbucking and single-coil tones

Product Description

To bring all the toneful goodness and succulent playability of this classic back to the table, Gibson USA introduces the Gibson L6S Limited Edition electric guitar. The Gibson L6S is a performance tool that's still primed to carry today's rock, blues, and fusion guitarist wherever he or she wants to go. With its dual humbucking pickups, resonant maple construction, and versatile controls, the L6S Limited Edition brings back a great voice that's all Gibson, yet something a little different too.

One of the more intriguing new models to emanate from Gibson in the mid 1970s, the L6S was favored by Carlos Santana and Rich Williams of Kansas, along with several other notable players of the day, and quickly proved its power born from a marriage of Gibson tradition and a sleek, efficient, modern design ethos.

Features

- Solid grade-A Maple body with Antique Natural nitrocellulose finish
- Maple neck with SlimTaper profile
- Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
- Four-conductor split-coil 490R and 498T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
- Grover kidney button tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio

Tonewoods

Designed as a slim, solidbodied take on Gibson's great 'L' series archtop jazz guitars, the L6S capitalizes on the properties of a tonewood that is rarely used as a solid timber by this vaunted guitar maker. A body and neck of solid Grade-A maple give the L6S guitar unprecedented sustain and clarity, along with a chimey depth that is further enhanced by this model's overall design. This single-cutaway solidbody is given an Antique Natural finish in nitrocellulose lacquer, to bring out the timeless beauty of the wood, while encouraging unbridled resonance.

Neck and Hardware

The glued-in Grade-A maple neck neck is carved to a fast, slim profile that measures .800 inches at the 1st fret and .930 inches at the 12th. It is topped with a Grade-A maple fingerboard fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and 12 inch radius for easy, choke-free bending. The classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece keep it all solid at the body end, while a set of great Grover kidney button tuners assure smooth efficiency north of the PLEK-cut Corian nut.

Electronics

In the electronics department, the L6S Limited Edition goes for a blend of classic Gibson and contemporary versatility. Two genuine Alnico-magnet humbucking pickups with four-conductor split-coil wiring, a 490R in the neck and a hotter 498T in the bridge, give you everything from smooth, vocal warmth to crunchy rhythm and snarling lead tones.

A six-position pickup switch on the L6S Limited Edition taps selections for bridge humbucker, bridge single coil, both single, both humbucking, neck single, and neck humbucking for an unprecedented array of alternative voices, while the master volume control is accompanied by two genuine EQ pots for Treble roll-off and bass-roll off, giving you more tonal control than ever before.

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Body

- Species: Maple
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck

- Species: Maple
- Profile: SlimTaper
- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
- Joint Angle: 5 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit

- Joint: Mortise and Tenon
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inches

Fingerboard

- Species: Maple
- Frets: 22
- Radius: 12 inches
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260 inches
- Scale Length: 24.75 inches
- Inlays: Black Acrylic Dot

Nut

- Material: Corian
- Width: 1.695
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock

- Logo: Gold 'Gibson' Logo
- Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell with L6S Engraving

Tuners

- Model: Grover Kidney
- Plating: Chrome
- Tuning Ratio: 14:1

Bridge

- Type: Tune-O-Matic
- Material: Zamak
- Plating: Chrome

Tailpiece

- Type: Stop Bar
- Material: Zamak
- Plating: Chrome

Hardware

- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs w/ Dial Pointers
- Pickguard: Black with 5-Ply Binding and 6-Selector Indicators
- Pickup Mounting Rings: Black Plastic
- Control Plate Cover: Black Plastic
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pickups

- Neck Position: Coil-tapped 490R (Alnico II)
- Bridge Position: Coil-tapped 498T (Alnico V)

Electronics

- Potentiometers: 1 Volume Control, 2 Tone Controls with Frequency Roll-offs
- Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
- Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
- Toggle Switch 6-Position Selector:
- - 1.Bridge Humbucker
- - 2.Bridge Single Coil
- - 3.Both Single
- - 4.Both Humbucking
- - 5.Neck Single
- - 6.Neck Humbucking
- Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inch

Finish

- Sealer: Nitrocellulose
- Process: 1-1.5 mils
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "L6S for R&B, Rock, Jazz"
Overall: Had this guitar in the 80's and found it to be within the top two most versatile guitars I've ever owned. I worked clubs in cities with heavy tourist traffic like San Francisco. In those environments, the clientele is on the move and can only hang for a short while. In one set I played rock,funk, blues, jazz, jazz fusion rhyrhm or lead and never had to unstrap my L6S.I had been shopping for a versatile guitar lately when I learned that my mst favorite axe was available for a limit time...tried it locally; buying it virtually. I hit the send button a couple of hours ago!
Style of Music: Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Fusion, Zydeco
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Overall: I owned one in the 70's. broken in half in the 80's bought one 3 mounths ago. way more guitar than I expected, wonderful, as good as if not better than my 70's model L6S
Style of Music: rock blues country
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