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L9 Archtop
A Genuine Carved-Top Archtop With Amped-Up Versatility
Crafted from a marriage of archtop tradition and innovation for demanding players of today, with a tuned carved top, two 57 Classic pickups, and elegant appointments.
Wood Species: Figured Maple
Pieces: 2
Binding: Single-ply
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Binding: Single-ply
Weight Relief: Hollow Body
Average Weight (body only):
Materials Used
Glue: Titebond
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Body Contour
Carve: Carved Top
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Truss Rod: Yes
Profile: 59 Les Paul
Thickness at Fret 1:
Thickness at Fret 12:
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
Peg Head
Type: L-9
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: "L-9"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .1
Type: Mortise and tenon
Adhesive: Titebond
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Style: 6/6
Material: Corian
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
Wood Species: Solid Indian Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.687" @ nut, 2.44" @ end of board
Scale: 24 3/4"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Aged Nitrocellulose
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150" x .670", Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.550 x .240"
Average Weight: .340194 kg / .75 lbs
Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: HCS
Surface Texture: Wet Sanded, Lacquer finish
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Yes
Vintage Tobacco Burst
Color Code: VTB
Surface Texture: Wet Sanded, Lacquer finish
Filler: Vintage Brown
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Yes
A High-End Archtop for the 21st Century With 120 Years of Gibson Tradition Behind It
Gibson invented the archtop guitar in the 1890s and developed the most desirable models of all time through the "jazz age" in the mid 20th Century. The L-9 from Gibson Custom continues that tradition in a carved-top archtop guitar with a stylish nod to its solidbody cousin the Les Paul and a major dose of electrified versatility. Gibson Custom's craftspeople take advantage of more than a century's worth of experience tuning carved tops to dial in a full range of tones–from classic jazz to punchy rock–with a newly designed inner top carve and just enough mass around the pickups to minimize feedback. Two 57 Classic humbuckers and a traditional control complement with CTS™ pots and bumblebee tone caps translate this guitar's full beauty to your amp of choice, while lightweight hardware and vintage Gibson appointments top off a superb look and feel.
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 57 Classic 57 Classic
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250 5250
Material of Wire (gauge): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Dimensions (per coil): ABS ABS
Coil Material: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Coil Winding Process: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Material: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Material: .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480" .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480"
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Material: 48.1965 cm / 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Position from Nut: 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125" 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Magnet Dimensions:
Cover: Nickel Nickel
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Tuning Keys
Style: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 41990.50069
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 0.25
Plating specs: Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14889/90
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
Style: ABR-1
Material: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow
Plating Specs: Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
Style: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 130-430-11738
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
Jack Plate
Style: 1950's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-19299
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Reissue
Part Number: 130-430-19384
Style: Gold Top Hats
Part Number: 130-430-19778
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: None
Part Number:
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: None
Part Number:
Switch Washer
Style: Cream
Part Number: 130-430-19292C
Trim Rings
Style: Cream
Part Number: 130-430-13891/130-430-13892
Style: L-9
Color: Brown
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
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