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Ron Wood L-5S
A Timeless Rock Star’s Guitar
A '70s classic spec'd out for the ultimate rock star, with chambered maple body, five-ply neck, Burst Bucker pickups, and LP Custom-style 'Tuxedo Features'.
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Binding: Multi-ply
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 3
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Binding: Multi-ply
Weight Relief: Yes
Average Weight (body only):
Materials Used
Glue: Tite Bond
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Body Contour
Carve: Ron Wood L-5S
Wood Species: Maple/Walnut
Pieces: 5
Truss Rod: Yes
Profile: Slim
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.8
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.9
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
Peg Head
Type: Les Paul Custom fiber
Inlay: Pearl Split Diamond
Peg Head Binding: Multi-ply
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: No less than .650"
Type: Mortise and tenon
Adhesive: Tite Bond
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
Wood Species: Ebony
Pieces: 1
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.687" @ nut, 2.267" @ end of board
Scale: 25 1/2"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Block
Material: Pearl
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.080" x .875", Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.375 x .155"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture:
Filler: None
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top: None
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: By Hand
A Major Evolution of the Original Les Paul
Although we think of all the great Gibson electrics as being made in the “golden age” of the ’50s and early ’60s, a few genuine classics slipped in during the years between the end of that era and the rebirth of Gibson standards a little over two decades ago. The L-5S is one such guitar: Gibson’s top-tier solidbody at the time of its introduction in 1973, it has long been the favorite of Rolling Stones and Faces guitarist Ron Wood—an artist who knows a “rock star guitar” when he finds one. Updating the format to our exacting standards of 2015, Gibson Custom introduces the Ron Wood L-5S, a finely crafted artist’s guitar that sounds every bit as upmarket as it looks. Distinctive features include a chambered maple body with carved top, the five-ply maple/walnut/maple L-5S neck, and iconic Les Paul Custom-style “Tuxedo Features” such as multi-ply top and back binding, pearl block inlays, a multi-ply Custom headstock with pearl split-diamond inlay, and gold hardware throughout. Add Ronnie’s choice of Burst Bucker 1 & 2 humbuckers and you’re ready to rock. The first 50 guitars have been signed by Ron Wood.
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Burstbucker 1 Burstbucker 2
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5000-5200 5300-5500
Material of Wire (gauge): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Dimensions (per coil): ABS ABS
Coil Material: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Coil Winding Process: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Material: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Material: .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480" .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480"
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Material: 48.1965 cm / 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Position from Nut: 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125" 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Magnet Dimensions:
Polarities: Gold Gold
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Kidney
Material: Gold
Weight: 3.6 oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 1/4
Plating specs: Gold Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14150/130-430-14151
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
Style: ABR-1 w/double thumbwheels
Material: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow
Plating Specs: Gold Plated
Part number: 130-430-10160
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
Style: Stopbar
Compensated: No
Material: Zinc
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 130-430-10134
Weight: .0652039 kg / 2.3 oz
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
Jack Plate
Style: Gold 336
Material: Steel
Part Number: 130-430-19387G
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19321
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Pick Guard
Style: None
Part Number:
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Blank
Part Number: 130-430-19382
Style: Black speed
Part Number: 130-430-19267
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: L5S
Part Number: 130-430-19018
Switch Washer
Style: Black hot stamped gold
Part Number: 130-430-19295
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 130-430-13851/130-430-13852
Style: Rectangle
Color: Black
Strap Locks:
COA/Other: Custom Shop Artist Certificate of Authenticity
First 50 guitars have been signed by Ron Wood