Gibson L6-S

Part 3 shipping figures and pricing

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Shipping Figures

The L6-S was launched at the 1973 NAMM show, with the greatest proportion of production occuring in the following year. As can be seen, the numbers shipped diminished to single figures by 1979. Although this table encompasses the majority of production, the L6-S Custom was still being shipped into 1980 and 1981 (and possibly later?), seemingly in similarly small numbers. Many of these were in Gibson's new Silverburst finish, not seen in the data available below.

Model \ Year1973197419751976197719781979total
L-6S Custom   31 793 797
L-6S Custom - Cherry   16    16
L-6S Custom - Ebony 2158996363631949534007
L-6S Custom - Natural Maple Gloss 179345597616137152066964
L-6S Custom - Tobacco Sunburst   15126283155 651
L-6S Custom - Wine Red   6414 125
L-6S Deluxe - Ebony     971222221
L-6S Deluxe - Natural Satin   91164547113312161
L-6S Deluxe - Tobacco Sunburst   8239934 164
L-6S Deluxe - Wine Red   32029629724 937
Midnight Special   30 5 338
Midnight Special - Ebony  248   1 249
Midnight Special - Natural Maple Gloss  496396761121982
Midnight Special - White   1361213  161
Midnight Special - Wine Red  40520141   647
Total L-6S Custom181504421152516113114631012297
Total L-6S Deluxe  123996496431333483
Total Midnight Special 114976312929342077

Pricing

Base prices are listed below with options listed as follows TSB - Tobacco Sunburst, WR - Wine Red, MPLE - maple, LH - left handed. The Midnight special was never listed in any Gibson price list.

All prices are zone 1 in $US

L-6S Custom
base/TSB/LH

L-6S Deluxe
base/WR/MPLE/TSB

June 1973
May 1974
January 1975
June 1976
January 1977
May 1978
January 1979

$495
$539
$499/-/$549
$499/$529/$549
$539/$569/$589
$589
$629



$359/$409
$399/$449/$449/$479
$439/$489/$489/$489
$459/$499
$489/$529

Last price list appearances are 30/9/79 for the Custom and 1/6/79 for the Duluxe



Comparison of prices from the January 1975 Gibson price list

L-5S
Les Paul Custom
SG Custom
ES335TD
Les Paul Deluxe

$899
$710
$670-685
$599
$580

L-6S (Custom)
SG Standard
SG Special
L-6S Deluxe
Marauder

$499
$479-544
$425
$359-409
$349-399

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