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Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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In the Wes Montgomery, Gibson has created a guitar with inherent quality, versatility, and a rich, impressive appearance. It has gained the highest acclaim from professional musicians. Like the legend... Click To Read More About This Product

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In the Wes Montgomery, Gibson has created a guitar with inherent quality, versatility, and a rich, impressive appearance. It has gained the highest acclaim from professional musicians. Like the legend whose name it wears, it is destined for history. Guitarists everywhere have sung the praises of the comfortable neck, fast easy action, and quick response. Just like its predecessor, the L-5 CES, the Wes Montgomery has a carved spruce top with highly figured maple back, rims, and a 5-piece maple neck. This model features a '57 Classic reissue humbucking pickup placed in the neck position so that anyone playing it can achieve the Wes tone.

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Features
  • One '57 Classic reissue humbucker
  • Gold hardware
  • 25-3/4" scale
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 20 frets
  • Trapeze inlay
  • Custom multi-ply black/white/black binding
  • Carved spruce top
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Gibson Custom2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery

Played through a Fishman acoustic amp Strung with D'Addario flat wound chromes Play several guitars in a row and then play the L-5. The tones are beautiful and everyone I've played for has...Read complete review

Played through a Fishman acoustic amp Strung with D'Addario flat wound chromes Play several guitars in a row and then play the L-5. The tones are beautiful and everyone I've played for has picked the sound as their favorite. The action is set low and is effortless. Nothing quite feels like the sensation of the vibrations from the back of this quitar entering your midsection as you play. I'm sure you can find more expensive woods, but this is the tightest, straightest grain in a tone wood I've seen. Small nit...at first the fret board seems busy with the huge pearl inlays and black white black purfling. Sometimes when I look down at the strings, they are lost in the background.

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Pretty but does play good?

I have been recording and touring for 27 years. I've endorsed Gibson for ten years. During the endorsement I have owned over 20 Byrdlands and 35 L5s.Every new Gibson I acquired new and direct...Read complete review

I have been recording and touring for 27 years. I've endorsed Gibson for ten years. During the endorsement I have owned over 20 Byrdlands and 35 L5s.Every new Gibson I acquired new and direct from the Custom Shop had to be re fretted due to the neck not being straight. In my opinion the Gibson Custom shop should take some luthier lessons from the company in Japan that makes the Epiphone Elitist line. To hear sound clips and see my extensive discography, put Steve Laury in the search engine with google or yahoo. I highly recommend the Epiphone Broadway Elitist. I give it 6 stars! Sincerely, Steve Laury

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson L5 Wes Montgomery

By Thomas Sawicki

from HawaII

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

The binding: exquisite
the wood: stunnung
the tone - to die for
the finnish: perfecto
the 25 1/2 scale length heavenly
57 classic pickup
solid carved maple and spruce
25 1/2 scale length
ebony fretboard pearl block inlays
visually beautiful
sounds fantastic
The new Wes Montgomery L5 is not only visually stunning, it is the best sounding Jazz
guitar I have ever played. The wormanship is impecable. The design is perfection.
The woods are so beautiful, the top is clear and close grained, the back has
deep shimmering flame, as does the 5 piece neck.
But the tone is the best feature. Single note lines come out warm and fat.
Chords are beautiful and complex with overtones. you can hear each note in a chord,
as Opposed to my ES175 where the chords are fat but you don't hear the individual notes.
If you are a serious jazz player, I highly reccomend this guitar. The price is high,
but I think it is worth every penny to me,
This guitar has the quality where even playing simple stuff sounds beautiful on it.
Every lead note is full and authoritartive. I just love this guitar.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ideal jazz guitar

By some dude-_hGLs

from chicago

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

After much delaying due to gigantic price tag I got one and have been very impressed by it. It really does sound better than other guitars. I compared it to an Eastman john pisano, Epiphone broadway elitist and a gb 10. It was easily way ahead of the other three. If your looking for a jazz guitar with great tone and feel this is it. It is expensive but you won't need to buy any more hollowbodies, this guitar will beat them easily. Easily the best guitar I've ever owned.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Guitar Johnny....

By John Marino

from New York

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

I own this guitar, a 2002 L5 Wes Montgomery. I own several guitars and I play mostly jazz. Let me tell you that this is one sweet ax. The quality of the wood is as good as any jazzbox I've ever played and believe me, I've played 'em all. Talk about killer tone - The solid spruce top with the 57 humbucker is creamy smooth and warm. The 5 piece neck has a perfect profile for complex chord shapes and silky fast runs. The solid, carved maple back and sides are flamed out !!! The finish and paint job are perfect. The binding and inlays are spectacular. This is a jazz benchmark to which all other archtops can be measured - and it will measure up indeed. Play it out of Fender tube amp with long spring reverb and you've got the quintessential jazz combo. This is the guitar that every jazzman either owns or wants to own. It is expensive but just hold it in your arms and you'll feel why. Just owning it is a privilege. The action and playability are top notch. One word of caution, though. If you take this baby out of the case in front of people - you better know how to play it !!!

(4 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing versatility!

By sicyrudedude7

from Hbg Pa

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

While this Beauty is widely renown as an amazing Jazz Guitar, It also works well for me. I play Cow Punk Death Thrash. Structurally it stands up well to the flying stage smashes and the Hand rubbed Nitro cellulose Lacquer finish easily deflects the many hockers that are spat up from the audience on a nightly basis. I just hose it off in the back yard and I'm ready for the next show! The Tone is great for Howling feedback. This thing rules and I highly recommend buying one!

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery

By JB III

from Maryland

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

Played through a Fishman acoustic amp Strung with D'Addario flat wound chromes Play several guitars in a row and then play the L-5. The tones are beautiful and everyone I've played for has picked the sound as their favorite. The action is set low and is effortless. Nothing quite feels like the sensation of the vibrations from the back of this quitar entering your midsection as you play. I'm sure you can find more expensive woods, but this is the tightest, straightest grain in a tone wood I've seen. Small nit...at first the fret board seems busy with the huge pearl inlays and black white black purfling. Sometimes when I look down at the strings, they are lost in the background.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Your fingers will thank you

By Tyrone Meyers

from NYC, NY

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

Amazing quality. This thing is fast! If you are into metal then believe it or not, this would be the perfect guitar for you. This thing can shred like it's nobody's buissiness. I play in a jazz club in New York City and this thing really knows how to get the job done RIGHT. Gibson really outdid themselves this time.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wes Montgomery Axe

By JazzGtr

from PA

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

This guitar plays itself. The workmanship is second to none. This guitar should be played and not stored behind a glass case. If I had to have just one guitar, this is the one.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bad to the bone.

By GIBSMAN777

from TX

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

Excellent sound and the best feel ever.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Un Classico Magnifico!

By Gigio

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

1. Features ~ Ah, the sounds of perfection! The look and feel of this guitar are so close to perfect that one can almost taste the guitar's sheer power to play. The one pickup delivers one of the most crisp yet rich jazz tones I have ever personally heard. The hardware and bridge are exceptionaally beautiful and retain all of the elements of the L-5 while increasing the complexity and beauty of the guitar's overall tone. Because the pickup is placed ideally at a hard part of the top, it delivers a brilliant tone without eliminating much mid tone, overtone, or eliminating resonance, a lone issue I have with the two-humbucker L-5 CES.2. Quality ~ With a name as grand as Wes Montgomery gracing this model with its presence, how could the quality be anything less than brilliant?3. Value ~ Although some may disagree with me about this, but one receives what one pays for. It is indeed a sharp price tag or some of those musicians who are attempting to get started, but at a certain level of professionalism and experience one forgets about the cost of an instrument and concentrates on the bond that can be formed with it formatively and experientially. For a truly great jazz box, one cannot pay the price needed for a Dean acoustic.4. Overall, this is the best playing Gibson I own and my 2nd favorite Gibson overall (I own a Custom Shop Citation that I received from a VERY good friend). This guitar has the feel of a master's craftsmanship and the legacy of one of the greats (if not the greatest) electric guitarists of all time. Therefore I suggest that anyone who seriously wants to pursue a career in jazz take the time to save up some extra money and purchase this triumph of luthiery.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The best.

By aage jensen Cobenhagen

from Denmark

Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 Wes Montgomery Guitar:

This Guitar has the perfect jazz sound.

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