Gibson L6s Midnight Special

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Description: Gibson L6s Midnight SpecialEDIT

It was designed by Bill Lawrence (Gibson employee) in 1972, with the remit to make a “multi-sound system” under a very tight budget. The final production guitar was somewhat different from the Guitar he had in mind but “even with these changes, the early production L6-S was still an excellent performer”

The popularity of the L6-S dropped rapidly after 1974, despite high profile endorsements from the likes of Al di Meola and Carlos Santana. All models were dropped from price lists in 1979. The L6-S Custom remained in the catalog in 1980 and was still being made in the Nashville plant. No model has ever been reissued.

The L6-S came in three variants; all were maple-bodied with twin super-humbucking pickups

L6-S Midnight Special 1974–79
The least known version with total production of around 2000 instruments Maple body, and bolt-on maple neck with a maple fingerboard. Controls include a pickup selector, master volume, and tone control. Strung through the body.This guitar is a Les Paul Special Edition.

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  • My first Gibson

  • By Dan Hemphill on Oct 15, 2010 | 0 out of 0 found it helpful
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  • Pros: through body strings tune amatic bridge 24 freets, and the great sound it has fit right in my hand
  • Cons: Nothing at all
  • Experience: I own it
  • I bought this guitar used for $350 in 1979
    was told it was like the guitar paul Stanley played.
    ...

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  • what 3 Variants?

  • By garbman on Mar 27, 2011 | 0 out of 0 found it helpful
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  • Pros: nice player w/24 frets
  • Cons: none..wish I had 6-way switch
  • Experience: I own it
  • What are the 3 variants you mentioned? You only described one

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