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The Gibson L5

PUBLISHER: Centerstream Publications
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Softcover]
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Books on Music
Introduced in 1922, the Gibson L5 is the precursor of the modern archtop guitar. It was the first archtop to feature f-holes, which allowed it to project through the horn-dominated bands of the day. Its strong, full, warm sound was an immediate and overwhelming success that turned the heads of
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Artist Adrian Ingram
Publisher Centerstream Publications
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Books on Music
Year of Publication 1997
ISBN 9781574240474
UPC 073999679403
Series Guitar
No. Pages 112
No. HL00000216
Description
Introduced in 1922, the Gibson L5 is the precursor of the modern archtop guitar. It was the first archtop to feature f-holes, which allowed it to project through the horn-dominated bands of the day. Its strong, full, warm sound was an immediate and overwhelming success that turned the heads of makers, players and listeners alike. This book takes a look at its history and most famous players, from its creation, through the Norlin years, to its standing today as the world's most popular jazz guitar. With its stunning 16-page full-color photo section, this book is a must for every guitar enthusiast's collection! 8-1/2 inch. x 11 inch..
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