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Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' script logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with narrow block inlays starting at the first fret
Body: Refinished 17-inch body with maple back and sides and bound f-holes
Hardware: A strap button has been added at the heel and all of the hardware has been replaced
Marek Rejhon, the owner of L-5 serial number EA-5168, explains how he came by it: “When I purchased this guitar in 2013 it was unplayable and without any hardware. It had been smashed twice – once in 1965, then again four years later and had been rather crudely repaired and refinished . It was restored by Prochazka Custom Guitars (www.guitar-makers.com) in the Czech Republic. None of the hardware is original and the guitar has of course been refinished . It sounds unbelievable! I also have a 1942 L-7, a 1946 Epiphone Emperor and various other archtops but for recording the L-5 is my main guitar. I use it professionally with my big band Harlemania (www.harlemania.cz) and in the studio .
Images courtesy of Marek Rejhon