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Gibson L6-S technical information

schematics & parts lists

Part lists and schematics for the Gibson L6-S Custom and L6-S Deluxe. The L6-S Custom was designed by Bill Lawrence with 'Q-system' electronics (short for EQ), somewhat similar to those in the Gibson Ripper. The circuitry used an LCR networks with an inductor to filter midrange output, via the midrange control. See the L6-S controls for a reminder of the function of the three potentiometers.

Gibson L6-S Custom schematic

L6-S Custom schematic

L6-S Custom wiring

Control wiring image - taken from a 1976 Gibson L6-S Custom. Note that all three potentiometers are Gibson part 70029 - 300kΩ in contrast to the 250kΩ parts described in the 1973. Other Gibson pots were listed in Gibson literature throughout the course of production - summarised here.

Gibson L6-S Custom parts list

1977 Gibson part list for the L6-S Gibson L6-S pickup Gibson potentiometer part 70028 Gibson potentiometer part 70021

When only one variant of the L6-S existed, it was simply called the L6-S. However, this model became the L6-S Custom as other models were added to the line in the mid 1970s

Gibson regularly produced lists of constituent components for each of their guitars; this first list (left) was produced in the 1977 Gibson replacement parts catalogue, at a time that the 'Custom' was used in other Gibson literature (the January 1977 price list for example) - although note that it is not used here. The Deluxe is not listed in entirety in this catalogue, although it's pickup is.

The second list reproduced here (below) was included in the 1981 Gibson part list, towards the very end of the instruments production period. It lists all components, with associated part codes for a 1980 Gibson L6-S Custom guitar. Note some minor changes in part numbers, from the 1977 list above: specifically control assembly components, but the two lists are generally similar.

Components listed in blue can be clicked for further details.

L6-S Custom parts list Gibson L6-S pickup Gibson L6-S pickup Gibson potentiometer part 70041 Gibson potentiometer part 70029 Schaller M6 tuning keys

Gibson L6-S Deluxe parts list

L6-S Deluxe parts list


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Gibson L6s Midnight Special (Mfg'd 1974)

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, 55433, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Vintage 1975 Gibson L6-S Electric Guitar Natural Finish

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Up for sale is a vintage L6-S with a smart upgrade, namely, Alembic active pickups, which sound amazing. The guitar was professionally set up at Cream City Music, so it is ready to play upon arrival. The guitar is in great shape for its age with some minor wear & tear - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches & some mild weather checking. The natural finish has aged nicely into more of a golden caramel color & there's some really pretty birdseye figuring in the back of the neck. ... more

Vintage Gibson L-6S Deluxe 1979 Serial #70399569 Original Low Action

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Nice Gibson L-6S Deluxe 1979 Serial # 70399569 Original Some Dings and chips on Guitar as pictured. If you need more pictures then let me know. Action is very low. Does not come with a case. Please ask any questions prior to bidding.... more

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, 99507, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Gibson L-6S Modified 1970s

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This modified Gibson L-6S from the 1970s is a true players delight. Collectors might want to pass on this one, but if you are looking for a 24-fret, lightweight, versatile, buttery and vibey 70s Gibson at a price a musician could afford, this is the one for you! At some point someone removed the original Bill Lawrence and replaced them with EMGs. The original pickguard is also missing, and there are a few extras holes in the body that were for some extra electronics at some point before it came ... more

1975-76 Gibson L6-S 24 Fret Rosewood Fretboard Original Vintage 1970s with Case

PORTLAND, MAINE, 04103, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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USA shipping only, check 'shipping and payments' for detailsVintage original design Gibson L6-S from 1975-76 (552046 ser# - web says '75; pots '76, no promise they are the originals, although it is clearly an original L6-S control plate). See photos for broken-in condition. Rare for this early rosewood fretboard, was refretted at some point, I had them crowned and it plays nicely, plenty of height left, no wear and no buzz. Original Bill Lawrence humbuckers, obviously been in and out or ... more

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