Scotty met Buck Sulcer of Guitar Network in Frederick, MD through
Kevin Woods who plays guitar in Ronnie McDowell's band and gave Scotty
this guitar in March of 1995. In early 1995 Scotty , Kevin and
Buck were hanging out in Buck's shop. Buck says, "We were all
just sitting around grabbing a guitar here and there and talking about
just anything. I had noticed Scotty kept looking at and playing a 1976
L5 I had. He'd pick it up, play a little, set it down, a few
minutes later he's playing it again. We'll for about 2 or 3 months I
kept thinking about him zoning in on that L5. That March I went to a
guitar show in Nashville and took some guitars for display in a booth. I
just so happened to take that L5. When Scotty showed up I handed it to
him and said 'Here, it's on the house'. He replied 'No, I cant do that'.
So, I came back with ' Pay for it sometime'.
The next day of the guitar show Scotty went back with
his Gibson and Magnatone amps and gave
them to Buck to sell in exchange for the guitar. L5's have
always been Scotty's favorite guitar and Gail says he plays this guitar
quite frequently at home, usually around the dinner table.
Before Scotty died he gave this guitar to his friend
Jerry Townsend. It was signed by him, Bucky Barrett and Billy
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.
Scotty's has a Sunburst finish. Mfd. 1951 to date.