- Dec 8, 2014
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I’d like to see some pics. Especially of the Super 400 and the ES-5. I have an L6S too in Cherry Sunburst and a ‘59 ES-335 Reissue.My "other" non LP Gibson favorites include '70's L5S, an L6S, two 335s (one is a '67 ES-335 12-string), a Super 400, an ES-5 Switchmaster, an old '59 doubleneck, my resurrected ES-175 ('49 single P90 pickup in the neck position) and a few more.
I've actually never taken any of the Super 400 or the ES-5, and they've pretty much been in storage for a while. I'll have to get to it! My L6S is black (with an ebony fretboard!). The cherry sunburst versions are pretty rare, I think, so congrats on having one. There's a silverburst at the local GC, but I think it's going to be on the wall for a while. I got lucky with mine; it's pretty much pristine. When I bought it I was expecting some dings here and there, but it must have been under a bed all this time.I’d like to see some pics. Especially of the Super 400 and the ES-5. I have an L6S too in Cherry Sunburst and a ‘59 ES-335 Reissue.
I know, right? Yours is gorgeous! When I was looking for a good one, I kept finding "upgraded" L6S with the six-way pickup selector turned into a three-way, the pickups "upgraded" to SDs, the bridge "upgraded" to some standard LP thing, and the mids rolloff "upgraded" to an additional volume control (or some other thing). Usually the pickguards no longer have a point, or are warped or some aftermarket thing subbed in. I was just lucky (as were you, apparently), and the price was very right, but I was still prepared for a lot worse condition than what I got.Here’s some pics of my L6-S. It has been lucky enough to make it to me without being modified beyond all recognition.
a maple boarded Gibson makes me tingly in the bits