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1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe

Solid-body electric guitar

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1976 L-6S Custom | 1976 L-6S Deluxe

1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe 1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe 1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe 1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe
1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe 1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe 1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe

Strings suitable for this guitar

Dean Markley 2502B (Dean Markley Nickelsteel Electric - Light)

D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Regular Light (D'Addario Electric Regular Light)

D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom (D'Addario XL Light Top Heavy Bottom)

D'Addario EXL125 Super Light Top/Regular Bottom (D'Addario Electric Super Light Top / Regular Bottom)

(D'Addario Electric Guitar Strings Regular Light / Soldered Twists)

D'Addario EXL130 Nickel (D'Addario Electric Extra Super Light)

1976 Gibson L-6S Deluxe

The Deluxe version of the L-6S was shipped from 1975 to at least 1979. The last price list it featured in was from June of that year, however Gibson did continue shipping most models for a little while beyond the last price list appearance, and although no shipping figures are available, it is likely some were still shipped in 1980 and maybe 1981. So the guitar pictured is an early one. Tobacco sunburst is the rarest finish for this model, with just 164 guitars shipped (less than 5% of the total) and just 23 shipped in 1976. For further details, see the L-6S production totals.

The hardware on this guitar changed very little over the course of it's production. Pickups are plastic-covered L6S Deluxe super humbuckers, part numbers 13654 and 13655. The bridge is a German-made Schaller tune-o-matic, as used on most solid body Gibson guitars of the mid seventies. Kluson machine heads and Gibson speed knobs. The case (see image below) is a fibreglass Gibson 'Protector' case, which came as standard with the L-6S Deluxe in the late seventies, although 1976 and early 1977 price lists only list a faultless (plush) case.

Gibson L-6S logo detailGibson L-6S Deluxe machine head detailGibson L-6S Deluxe with case
Gibson L-6S Deluxe serial number decal

The Gibson logo on the L-6S Deluxe is a decal, and in between 1975 and early 1977 the serial number was a decal too. This is an eight digit number with the first two numbers representing the year. Interestingly, the decal on this guitar has faded considerably, except for the first two digits ('00' representing 1976), underlining the fact that these are separate from the rest of the serial number.

Images courtesey of justgreatguitars.com

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1973 Gibson L-6S '73 NAT Japan Vintage with Hard Case bill Laurence Hum.

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Guitar L6-S Mahogany body Bocote top

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Set of 1980s Gibson USA Speed Knobs For GGC-700 SG L6S Les Paul Sonex Challenge

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Set of 1970s Gibson USA Speed Knobs For S1 SG L6S Grabber Ripper Special EB3 Eb0

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Gibson Knob Pointer Set of 3 From 1960s- L6s Les Paul ES335 EB3 ES330 FIREBIRD

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Vintage Encore L6 s Guitar - Made In Japan - MIJ - Gibson Scale (24.75")

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1973 Gibson Bill Lawrence True Blues Super Humbucker Tarback Pickup L6-S 1970's

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1974 Gibson L6-S Midnight Special w/Gibson Hardshell Case

Current price: $879.00

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1970s Gibson Knob Set of 3 Speed Knobs and 1 Pointer Rotary For L6-S EB3 S1 1975

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1977 Gibson L6-S Truss Rod Cover wScrews Original 1976 1977 Standard Custom USA

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1980 Gibson L-6S Electric Guitar

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original 1975 Gibson L-6S Deluxe Natural w/ rosewood fretboard

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UK ebay listings

1973 Gibson Bill Lawrence True Blues Super Humbucker Tarback Pickup L6-S 1970's

Current price: £124.63
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1970s Gibson Knob Set of 3 Speed Knobs and 1 Pointer Rotary For L6-S EB3 S1 1975

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1977 Gibson L6-S Truss Rod Cover wScrews Original 1976 1977 Standard Custom USA

Current price: £46.15
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VINTAGE 1974 GIBSON L6-S L6S L6 S L 6 S ELECTRIC GUITAR

Current price: £791.30
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Lincoln L6-S Electric Guitar & Gibson Baldwin Gigbag Japan Made L6s Tribute MIJ

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Gibson 1974 L6S Vintage Guitar USA Made Natural Les Paul Maple First Year L6 S

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DiPinto hard Custom Case. Fits Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Mosrite, L6S, Mustang bass

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Gibson 1974 Black L6-S Bridge Humbucker Pickup

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Gibson 1974 Black L6-S Neck Humbucker Pickup

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Gibson 1974 Black L6 S Body & Neck

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Vintage 1973 Gibson L6-S Harness Original Pots Caps Switch Jack Shielding 1974

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1970's Gibson Bill Lawrence True Blues Super Humbucker Tarback Pickup L6-S

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German ebay listings

70's IBANEZ L 6 S -- made in JAPAN

Current price: €625.00
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E Gitarre 1975 LUXOR Gibson L6S Les Paul Kopie

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1973 Gibson L-6S Custom - Natural Maple -

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1975 Gibson L6S Deluxe - Sunburst

Current price: €1785.00
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1975 GIBSON L 6 S / L 5 S CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €218.00
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