Gibson LS6

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Gibson

Description From the 70's, rare, but not pricey. Unusual 6 pos toggle switch allows wide range of sound, and quick switching from one to other (humbuckers will split to single coil w/toggle).
Posted By Keith McDougall (21)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 5/26/2006, Jay l Gruwell (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
I played with a friend years ago who had one... i tried it out and knew i needed to have one. i would try (in vain perhaps) to replace this guitar if lost or stolen. if you can find one like this try it then buy it.
Model Year: 1972
Price: $250.00
Where Obtained: thoughobred music (1983)
Features:
I was told this guitar was an L6. 24 frets great action with no fret buzz. very light solid body easy to hold for a long time. mine has only a 3 position toggle and one vol. and one tone control. dual gibson humms and the original gibson heads were replaced with shallers. very nice. usa made (except the shalls). maple body and mohog. fretboard. still original finish. I love this sweet thing...so easy to play.
Playability:
Nothing but kudos for this instrument. easy action and a wonderful tone speak for itself.
Sound Quality:
Great for any gibson based guitar riffs and lead. i use a roland but sounds great with marshalls too. my favorite guitar overall.
Durability:
Must keep her climate controlled...any sudden changes affects her sound and playability
On 1/15/2004, Keith McDougall (21) posted:
Overall Rating:
Chose this one, cuz there it was in a pawn shop, never seen one before, played it and thought wow, an old Gibson with that sound at that price!
Price: $800.00 CDN
Features:
US made, typical solid body, two humbuckers, that will split to single coil in various front back combos. One volume, two tone plus the unusual toggle switch. Solid colors, only one's I've seen (2 ever) have been black. Strings through bridge, single cutaway.
Playability:
Fast, more like an SG than Les Paul.
Sound Quality:
The thing about this guitar, is that the toggle switch and single to humbucker switching allows a wide variety of tone at the flick of the toggle. You can go from rauncy blues, to soft blues, to chicken pickin' country just by turning the toggle. Apparently considered complicated when it came out, not popular. Not complicted at all. Ray Davis of Kinks, owned (?? I seem to remember he regretted still not having...), and has been quoted as saying the LS6 was one of the best sounding guitars he ever played.
Durability:
Typical rugged Gibson quality, c'ept I did have to work on the wiring, to get rid of a grounding hum (one reason it was priced a bit lower than market). Oh, and watch that headstock! You often see a repaired Gibson headstock on older guitars.