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Gibson L6-S Custom 1973 Maple

Regular price £1,599.00

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This is a very unusual early 1970s Gibson L6-S Custom solid-body electric guitar with its original Gibson hard shell case! Maple body and Maple neck.

When new, these were endorsed and played by the great Carlos Santana, which gives you a clue to its fine heritage.

The pickups have been swapped with a set of early Seymour Duncan "Seth E Lover" Humbuckers, a fine choice in our opinion. The original pots date from 1973. There are numerous small marks and dings but all in keeping with a used but cared for instrument, we would describe it as "very good" for the year. Original Shaller "Harmonica2 bridge.

With a good workshop setup, it is super nice to play. Some signs of fret wear but with plenty of life left,

A rare find, and with some interesting tones available from its 6 position selector which regulates the choice and blend of coils.
Both pickups, in series, in phase (wiring in series results in a bit more high-end bite).
1 Activates the front pickup only.
2 Activates both pickups in a parallel, in-phase configuration.
3 Activates both pickups, parallel out of phase for a "dirty" type tonality.
4 Activates the back pickup only for the maximum in-treble response.
5 Activates both pickups in series out of phase.
The master volume control regulates the signal output of both pickups.
To add midrange response, turn the control clockwise. Position 10 will offer maximum midrange



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All products can be returned within 7 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.


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£20 Standard Shipping

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United Kingdom:   £20
United States:  £150
European Union:  £60
Everywhere else:  £200


Gibson L6-S Custom 1973 Maple

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