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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

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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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VINTAGE -RARE -Orig GIBSON L6-S Switch & Knob- NEW & NEVER USED!!!

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Vintage 1974 Gibson L6-S Midnight Special Cream Sparkle

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1978 Gibson L6-S Deluxe L6S Vintage Guitar Silverburst

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1975 Gibson Tailpiece Stopbar Chrome with Studs for Les Paul SG Es335 S1 L6S

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1977 Gibson L6-S Truss Rod Cover- Custom Standard Midnight Deluxe USA 1978 1976

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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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Pair of 1970s Gibson USA Speed Knobs For SG L6-S Grabber Ripper Special EB3 Eb0

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1975 Gibson L6-S Custom Body For Restoration EZ Project 100% Original Standard

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1974 Gibson Tone Coil For Ripper Bass & L6S Custom Tone-Q Filter Bill Lawrence

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Gibson L6-S Reissue

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1979 Gibson True Blues Super Humbucker Pickup For L6-S Custom Standard Midnight

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1974 Gibson L6-S Midnight Special ~BURGUNDY~ ~MINTY~ Les Paul Vintage SG 1970's

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UK ebay listings

VINTAGE -RARE -Orig GIBSON L6-S Switch & Knob- NEW & NEVER USED!!!

Current price: £184.87
buy it now
Time left: 29d 22h 41m
Vintage 1974 Gibson L6-S Midnight Special Cream Sparkle

Current price: £662.21
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Time left: 6d 21h 30m
1975 Gibson Tailpiece Stopbar Chrome with Studs for Les Paul SG Es335 S1 L6S

Current price: £44.58
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Time left: 29d 11h 1m
1970s Gibson Knob Set of 3 Speed Knobs and 1 Pointer Rotary For L6-S EB3 S1 1975

Current price: £53.24
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1975 Gibson L6-S Custom Body For Restoration EZ Project 100% Original Standard

Current price: £319.45
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1974 Gibson Tone Coil For Ripper Bass & L6S Custom Tone-Q Filter Bill Lawrence

Current price: £46.58
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Time left: 29d 10h 30m
1979 Gibson True Blues Super Humbucker Pickup For L6-S Custom Standard Midnight

Current price: £119.79
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1974 Gibson L6-S Midnight Special ~BURGUNDY~ ~MINTY~ Les Paul Vintage SG 1970's

Current price: £1044.89
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Vintage 1973 Gibson L6-S Project Guitar Body and Neck

Current price: £429.27
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1973 Gibson Bill Lawrence True Blues Super Humbucker Tarback Pickup L6-S 1970's

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Vintage 1973 Gibson L6-S Control Harness Pots Caps 6-way Switch Jack 0123PT1

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Late 1970's Gibson SG Chrome Harmonica Bridge with Studs SG L6-S 1980 0123BR1

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