2002 L5 CES

Scotty's 2002 L5 CES on display

Serial #22662006

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 Museum
Photo courtesy Mike Bell

The 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.


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