Scotty's 2002 L5 CES on display
During the winter of 2002/2003 when Scotty had been ill
and briefly hospitalized Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz presented Scotty with
a get well gift. The gift was this 2002 Black L5 CES and during
the fall of 2003 it was on display at the Valley Arts Guitar store in
Nashville to commemorate his 50 years playing Gibson guitars. In
the fall of 2004 Scotty donated this guitar to the Tennessee State
Museum in Nashville for display. It is included in their
exhibit entitled "Guitars, Fiddles, and Coats of Many Colors: Country
Music Highlights from the Tennessee State Museum." The guitar is
displayed with items from Elvis, D. J. Fontana, Carl Perkins, Roy
Orbison, Johnny Cash, and other Sun Records and country music legends.
Scotty's 2002 L5 CES on display at The Tennessee State
Photo courtesy Mike Bell
Gibson L5 CES features a single rounded cutaway 17" wide bound hollow body, solid carved spruce top, layered tortoise
pickguard, single bound f-holes, maple
back/sides/neck, 20 fret bound pointed ebony fingerboard with pearl
block inlay, adjustable rosewood bridge, model name engraved
trapeze tailpiece with chrome insert, multibound blackface peghead with
pearl flame/logo inlay, 3 per side tuners, gold hardware, 2 Humbucker pickups, 2 volume/2 tone controls, 3 position switch.
Mfd. 1951 to date.