The Queen of Jazz Guitars
Initially produced as an acoustic in 1922,
the L-5 was Gibson’s first guitar with f-holes.
In the 1940s the model became the rhythm box of choice for big band players and later the standard guitar for Wes Montgomery.
Short neck, two P90s
Thinline with P90 pickups, short neck and laminated top. Especially Grant Green made the ES330 known to a bigger audience. A Gibson classic that works for Jazz, Blues or Rock equally well.Read More
Gibson's first electric guitar, 3 P90s
The Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster was truly a guitar ahead of its time. First introduced in 1949, the ES-5 was the first ES guitar to be fitted with three pickups, and was initially intended solely for jazz players.Read More
Stoptail Conversion, 3 different pu's
This is a conversion plan I had in mind for a long time: Would a guitar that's similar to a Gibson ES330 but thicker also sound similar but thicker?Read More
X-braced with impressive acoustic properties
In 1961, Gibson's Johnny Smith model not only associated Gibson with one of the most popular guitar stylists of the day, it also brought high-quality amplification and high-quality acoustic sound together for the first time.Read More
Custom-made for Wes
One of the few guitars I play that is not a vintage model:
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.