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Greg Bennett JZ-203 (Excellent copy of the Gibson L-5 by Samick)

I bought this guitar in January 2005 to replace my Aria 2302 (ES-175 copy). This L-5 copy has a slightly narrower neck than my Gibson L-12 and because of the lower action it allows better for complex chords. The bridge pickup gives an almost rockabilly sound, while the neck pickup has that warm L-5 jazz sound (listen to the sound sample). Although this guitar has been built by Samick, it has rich decorations, beautiful wood and much attention has been payed to finish it of nicely.


Sound samples


In 2016 I sold this guitar since the Guild X-500 had replaced it.        
Greg Bennett La Salle JZ2
Greg Bennett L-5 copy, built by Samick, Korea. Rosewood fingerboard, pearloid block inlays, rosewood adjustable bridge        
Beautiful back of bookmatched quilted maple   8-ply binding, bound f-holes    
Grover tuners   Greg Bennett headstock design    
Live with B-Flat in Rotterdam        
The Greg Bennett during masterclass Philip Catherine (with Gibson ES-175) in Middelburg