2003 L5 CT

Scotty Moore's 2003 L5CT

In 1958 a special acoustic version of the L-5C was designed for comedian George Gobel . This guitar featured a thinner body, cross bracing, and a cherry red finish. From this unique one-off sprang a production model designated the L-5CT. Between 1959 and 1961, several variations of this guitar (it was offered in both electric and acoustic versions and was also offered with either a standard 24 3/4" scale or long 25 1/2" scale fingerboard) were produced.*

Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz presenting Scotty's L5 CT Dec 5, 2003

On December 5th, 2003 Scotty was presented (though not present to receive) this 2003 Gibson L5 CT in appreciation of his 50 years of playing Gibson Guitars.  It was presented during a party in his honor at the Baldwin Showcase in Nashville by Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz with many of his friends and associates in attendance.

Abalone Truss cover and etched Gold Tuners

Abalone inlay on the fretboard

slightly thinner 17" L5 body

Etched Tailpiece

Serial #21343001

This Gibson L5 CT features a single rounded cutaway 17" wide 2 3/8" deep bound hollow body, solid carved AAA spruce top, layered tortoise pickguard, single bound f-holes, AAA figured maple back/sides/neck, 20 fret bound pointed ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlay and truss cover, adjustable rosewood bridge, gold etched trapeze tailpiece, multibound blackface peghead with pearl flame/logo inlay, 3 per side etched gold tuners, etched gold hardware, 2 Humbucker pickups, 2 volume/2 tone controls, 3 position switch.

*info courtesy Gibson

page added 2003

This guitar was given back to Gibson by Scotty on August 3, 2013


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