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What (guitar) is Ronnie Wood playing here?

Wilko

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Yep, Gibson L-5. basic model no cutaway with Johnny Smith pickup rom late 62 or after. extremely rare.
 

jb_abides

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That's some classic, great tone, considering a not so great video track.
 

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There is some non-standard stuff going on with that guitar. Looks like a flat fretboard end, and vol/tone knobs are small and black. That pooints to possibly being a custom or prototype for the Johnny Smith model.

More research just found me this photo. The guitar does have a flat fretboard end and a script logo making it either a 1943-1947 with added pickup, or a custom reissue made in the 90s.

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Phil 52

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Thanks a lot guys for all your input and informations.

Wilko, I remember that photo.
And IIRC I did not see the pic from back then but it was a video.
And if my memories are not fooling me Keith and Ronnie told in that vid how old these guitars
they were playing here are.
I think I remember that about Ronnie's they said it was from the 1940ies.
Please don't nail me on that. I'm turning 70 this July and maybe my memories start fading.
 
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