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Gibson Custom Shop L-4CES Hollowbody Electric Solid Mahogany Back Wine Red Finsh HSL4MWRGH

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Gibson Custom Shop L-4CES Hollowbody Electric Solid Mahogany Back Wine Red Finsh

The Gibson L-4 archtop became jazzs greatest rhythm instrument in the hands of six-string innovators like the virtuoso Eddie Lang in the 1920s and assured the companys dominance of the guitar market even before the outbreak of World War I. But the L-4s story - how it evolved from an acoustic guitar to the dynamic L-4 CES Mahogany Archtop of today - is perhaps the best illustration of Gibsons historic dedication to endlessly refining and improving instruments that are already world class.

History
The Gibson L-4 archtop became jazzs greatest rhythm instrument in the hands of six-string innovators like the virtuoso Eddie Lang in the 1920s and assured the companys dominance of the guitar market even before the outbreak of World War I. But the L-4s story - how it evolved from an acoustic guitar to the dynamic L-4 CES Mahogany Archtop of today - is perhaps the best illustration of Gibsons historic dedication to endlessly refining and improving instruments that are already world class.

The L-4 was developed as a louder, bolder update of Gibsons popular L-1 and L-3 designs, advertised as a grand concert size model with 20 frets, one more than its predecessors. The L-4s top changed radically in 1935 when, under the direction of the companys famed designer Lloyd Loar, the round sound hole was replaced by a pair of f-holes to enhance tone and projection. During the 40s, many elements were added including crown pegheads and parallelogram inlays on its fingerboard, but the biggest innovation in the guitars design came in 1949 with electrification.

To meet the demands of the dawn of popular musics electric age, Gibson first created the laminated top ES-175 in 1948 based on the construction of the acoustic carved top L-4. But players still wanted a genuine electric full-bodied L-4 with a carved top. The first wave of these guitars were built in small batches throughout the 1950s, but were perfected late in the decade. Along the way the guitars body traded its rounded edges for a single cutaway horn to allow easier access to the high notes a sign of the L-4s evolution from rhythm to lead-and-rhythm instrument. Finally, in 1958, the design reached a pinnacle with a run of 20 guitars bearing the Gibson L-4 CES name. Some had Charlie Christian pickups, others Alnicos, and a few sported humbuckers. Over time the humbuckers proved the most versatile and practical, and thus todays graceful mahogany L-4 CES model reached maturity.

Body
Todays gorgeous L-4 CES six-strings still adhere to the classic design of their namesakes. They have a solid carved spruce top and a carved solid mahogany back and rims. They are a comfortable 16-inches wide, 20-inches long, and 3 3/8th-inches deep and come in wine red, natural, and vintage sunburst finishes with multi-ply white or black binding on top, with single ply white binding on their backs.

Neck
Contributing much to the guitars silky, lush, deep tone is the one-piece mahogany neck. It has a 24 inch scale length and is 1 11/16-inches wide at the nut. True to the models historic evolution, todays L-4 CES has a 20 fret Indian Rosewood fretboard with pearl split parallelogram inlays and single ply white binding. It boasts the classic ES rounded profile and a headstock with vintage tulip shape tuners.

Hardware
Featuring attractive gold hardware, the electronics and controls are pure Gibson: two57 Classic humbucking pickups, two volume pots, two tone pots, and a 3-way pickup selector switch. The tailpiece is the iconic L-4 T-shape style and the bridge a hard working ABR-1. The L-4 CES, after being examined and set up on Gibsons state-of-the-art Pleck machines, is shipped wearing L-5 Electric .012 strings. These marvelous guitars come with a Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity. But the real proof is in their great tone and style.

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International Shipping

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Fender Musical Instrument Corporation "FMIC" products do not ship outside of Canada.

If you have any further inquiries, you may contact us at:

L.A. Musical Instruments
230 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, ON
L5G 1G9
1-877-76-MUSIC

RETURN POLICY

Our In Store Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit

If you are not completely satisfied with any product for up to 7 day after your order is received, we will offer an exchange or a full store credit (store credit has no expiry date).

Our Online Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Because of the nature of online purchases and the lack of actual "touch and feel" perspective for items, L.A Music offers a 7 day return window from when your order received. A minimum 5% restocking charge will apply for returns on online purchases only.

Our online return policy does not apply to any in store pickups or purchases because you will be able to physically inspect the item and try it before leaving the store. Any in store pickups or purchases as such will apply to our 7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit.

Return Procedure

Returns will only be accepted within 7 days of receiving your purchase either by in-store pickup or by the ship date you received it. All returns are subject to a minimum 5% restocking fee. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all shipping costs unless the item was not received as described. Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and a minimum of 5% restocking fee.

Returns must include all original packaging, manuals and warranty cards. Customer must supply a copy of the original invoice. All returns will be inspected for wear or abuse, additional charges may apply. Returns after 10 days will NOT be accepted. No returns on special orders/non-stock, discontinued or clearance items, software, books, CD's, clothing, opened or used strings, internal earphones, harmonicas, drum heads, or sticks, turntable cartridges, bulbs, or tapes. L.A. Music does not give cash refunds if you paid by Visa or Mastercard you will be refunded by a credit to your card (processed within 7 business days). Other Authorized returns will be at your choice, credited on account, exchanged, or L.A. Music cheque (processed within 7 business days).

Email us or call us at 1.877.76 MUSIC (1.877.766.8742) or 905.271.0303 to receive a Return Authorization Number. Once you have your RA# (Return Authorization), write it in the space provided on the label. Returns sent to us without a Return Authorization Number will not be accepted.

Send your return to:

L.A. Musical Instruments
230 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, Ontario
L5G 1G9
Canada
905-271-0303

Return Policy

Our In Store Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit

If you are not completely satisfied with any product for up to 7 day after your order is received, we will offer an exchange or a full store credit (store credit has no expiry date).

Our Online Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Because of the nature of online purchases and the lack of actual "touch and feel" perspective for items, L.A Music offers a 7 day return window from when your order received. A minimum 5% restocking charge will apply for returns on online purchases only.

Our online return policy does not apply to any in store pickups or purchases because you will be able to physically inspect the item and try it before leaving the store. Any in store pickups or purchases as such will apply to our 7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit.