Gibson 1958 electric guitars and amplifiers catalog. Page 5. Details of the Gibson L5 CESN guitar. The L5CES was a particularly nice jazz guitar, with a carved spruce top. The 'N' in the model code designates natural finish; Sunburst examples were simply L-5 CES.
The inherent quality and rich impressive appearance of the L-5 CES, together with it's versatility, has won acclaim from the most discriminating artists.
1958 zone 1 US prices: L-5CES $600 ($615 natural finish)