A classic L5
The Wes model
Neck pickup only
20 fret ebony fingerboard
High-grade maple back and sides
Carved spruce top
The Gibson Wes Montgomery model features a body crafted with a high-grade spruce top, and high-grade maple back and sides.
The gold hardware includes an ABR-1 bridge with a base made from ebony, and the period-correct L-5 tailpiece.
The 25½-inch scale length neck is a stunning five-piece neck made primarily from high-grade maple, with two streamers made from high-grade walnut. The eye-catching neck is topped by a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and multi-ply black and white binding, then hand-fitted with Gibson's traditional ES-rounded neck profile.
The single pickup is the legenday '57 Classic, which faithfully captures the unique and subtle variations between coil windings of the original PAFs of the late 1950s, and delivers a warm and full tone with a balanced response.
It is this guitar that Wes Montgomery is most associated with, and the guitar he played almost exclusively on many of his most important recordings of the 1960s.