According to the serial number your L6s was manufactured in since it has a low 6 digit number. These things are becoming a vintage item and I believe within the next years they will be easily worth twice that much. This guitar was by far an under rated and under priced instrument. In my opinion there near the same quality as a standard Les Paul for that era and in some ways have an advantage espicially with the weight being light and the neck built for 24 frets instead of Don't get rid of it.
I have a Gibson L6S Serial with oringinal non-bolted single piece neck and head Fret board and neck are in perfect condition, as is all of this L6S I have been a guitar nut since I was a teen-kid in the 60's Have owned some of the neater guitars during my 60's's In my later years bought a Les Paul and re-issue Strat Wish I had them all back Les Paul, Strats and Tele have there places in great music sound, but the L6S is just so sweet to play any type of music I have had numerous musicians want to buy my L6S for some pretty big bucks So those of you that have an original L6S Gibson was to make a re-issue from what I heard a few years back I'm in the market for a 6-LS.
Is if for sale? Hi, i was wonderin if anyone out there had any idea what my guitar is worth? It is a Gibson L6S serial number I also have an old Gretsch stack amplifier in mint condition.
Anyone out there that can help me out? They are very hard to come by and are quickly rising in price as a vintage instrument. Type Gibson 6Ls into one of your search engines and see what comes up on a search or type in Gibson Guitars for a search then go to their archives.
You might find some info there on your amp. It's worth about To be sure, make sure it's got the 24 fret fingerboard with duel humbuckers and a floating bridge. If it's got string through anchoring and a bolt on neck, it's worth about I don't think it's that model, though, because the serial number indicates the '74 model. Gibson serials are sometimes hard to figure out.
Can't help you with the stack. It is a Gibson Les Paul serial number Hi, I also have an L6-S. Tobacco finish with some mods. It was my first electric back in I am getting ready to have it set up and straightened out because I changed the tailpiece, nut and bridge pickup.
I will never sell it even if I am completely broke. From what I understand Bill Lawrence designed the electronics on it with the 5 position switch. To allow just about any sound from a single coil to a full humbucker.
Love to find out more about it. I had one from - It had a big chip out of the back of the head - if anyone's seen it, please let me know - I'm curious where it ended up. I traded it in for an ES, because the L6 wouldn't intonate properly. I have a Les Paul now, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It was a beautiful looking guitar, the best looking one I've had.
I have an old Gibson L6s also My has been hot-rodded for good our bad? It is definately not orginal material! The original pickups are gone and replaced with two semore duncan single coils run in series Also the entire fret board has been reworked and has "Nashville" fat frets installed in all 22 frets.
The guitar cooks and sounds great with lots of distortion. The one downside is that the original humbucking pickups are gone. Please update me further with your experiences According to Vintage Guitar price guide, they go for around But Ive sen them sold for around It mainly goes by what color and such.
Rare colors tend to bring in more. What colors are considered rare? I bought my L6S in and love it! Still got it and it plays as great as the day I picked it up. Mine does not have the 6 position switch, just 2 HB's and a 3 way switch that I prefer. I like them simple and usually only play the bridge PU anyway. Anyone have an idea what this axe is worth now? Gibson didn't stamp the SN very well on the headstock so I can't read it and I've lost all my origanl paperwork.
Any help will be appreciated. I have an original L6S Custom which I purchased in Serial The Bill Lawrence pickups are what makes this axe sing. I have played the crap out of this guitar. It was played about three hours a day for about the first six years I had it. It has been gigged with over a hundred times. I had to replace the original Grovers back in when one of them broke. The guitar was also refretted circa The original finish is wore off the fretboard with wear marks along the neck.
I have belt buckle wear marks on the back and where my arm comes over the top of the guitar body. I also had the nut changed about two years ago to a graphite nut as the original one had worn out I am a string bender. Always have gotten great comments on it's sound. I mainly play Fenders now due to the type of band I'm in but still pull out the L6S when I need some "balls". I saw your post concerning the L6S SN One of my L6S guitars has the SN which is the 10th guitar after yours was made.
I thought that was unique. My other L6S is SN I play them every day and have never changed any parts on the guitars from the time I bought them in the 70's. Unfortunately their worth has yet to be commensurate with their great sound and playability. I do not believe I could ever sell either one of them. I no longer play in a band but I play every night here at home.
Hello, I saw your post about your L6-S and your replacing the Grovers. They do not have Gibson stamped on them. Do you recall if your original ones were stamped Gibson or not? I have someone insisting mine are not original, but I've seen quite a few pics of thus guitar with the same tuners. I would love to be able to confirm this.
It came with the "Grover" Tuners, and I have seen several other early to mid 70's L6-S guitars and they all had the "Grover" Tuners as-well The L6-S "Custom" is noted for its six way rotary selector switch, complete with "chicken head" pointer knob. Starting with switch position 1, in the most counter-clockwise position, the available pickup switching options are as follows: Both pickups, in series 2. Neck pickup, alone 3. Both pickups, in parallel 4. Both pickups, parallel out of phase, with the neck pickup's bass response restricted thought a series capacitor.
Bridge pickup, alone 6. Both pickups, series out of phase. The capacitor in the 4 position gives a fuller tone than the otherwise very nasal out of phase tone. The capacitor serves to limit the low end response of the neck pickup, and also phase delays the signal from that pickup, resulting in a fuller tone, not too unlike the 2 and 4 switch positions on a Fender Stratocaster guitar.