The L5 is the archetype of jazz guitar, every jazz guitar in existence today dates it’s origins back to the early twenties of the previous century. An all acoustic guitar of course....................... but wait, this one has a pickup!
The pickup, controls and output are all mounted on the pickguard so that the acoustic sound of the guitar is uncompromised. Very useful in those conditions where you need some amplification to be heard.
The pickup is specially designed for true reproduction of the guitar's acoustic sound.
It has a 11 step tone switch which accurately pre-sets your favourite sound in combination with your amp. Once it is pre-set it stays there, no guessing next time!
Click here to see a video of how the pickguard with pickup is attached to the guitar.
A 1923 model in a black dress................... inspiration from the twenties!
In 1926 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in American Vogue. It was half-length, straight and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it "Chanel's Ford". Like the Model T, the little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue also said that the LBD would become "a sort of uniform for all women of taste".
(Pictures from the exhibition 'The Chanel Legend', at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands from 12 October – 2 February 2014)