A '70s classic spec'd out for the ultimate rock star, with chambered maple body, five-ply neck, Burst Bucker pickups, and LP Custom-style 'Tuxedo Features'. Although we think of all the great Gibson electrics as being made in the ‘golden age’ of the ’50s and early ’60s, a few genuine classics slipped in during the years between the end of that era and the rebirth of Gibson standards a little over two decades ago.
The L-5S is one such guitar: Gibson’s top-tier solidbody at the time of its introduction in 1973, it has long been the favorite of Rolling Stones and Faces guitarist Ron Wood—an artist who knows a ‘rock star guitar’ when he finds one. Updating the format to the exacting standards of 2015, Gibson Custom introduces the Ron Wood L-5S, a finely crafted artist’s guitar that sounds every bit as upmarket as it looks.
Distinctive features include a chambered maple body with carved top, the five-ply maple/walnut/maple L-5S neck, and iconic Les Paul Custom-style ‘Tuxedo Features’ such as multi-ply top and back binding, pearl block inlays, a multi-ply Custom headstock with pearl split-diamond inlay, and gold hardware throughout. Add Ronnie’s choice of Burst Bucker 1 and 2 humbuckers and you’re ready to rock.
Gibson Custom Ron Wood L-5S Electric Guitar Features
- 3 Layer, Multi-Ply Hard Maple Body for a Clear, Bright Tonal Voice
- Artist Preferred Neck Profile that was made to Ron Wood Specifications for Comfort and Feel
- Matched Pair of Burstbucker Pickups voiced for depth and 'growl' to compliment the L5S maple body
- Les Paul Custom Aesthetics of Gibson’s classic 'Tuxedo' look for enduring beauty