A 1970s Lab Series L5, Serial No. 10579,

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Lot 32W ¤
A 1970s Lab Series L5,
Serial No. 10579,

Sold for US$ 13,420 inc. premium
A 1970s Lab Series L5,
Serial No. 10579,
Model 308A, front control style open-back cabinet in black tolex covering, black grille cloth, plate with LAB SERIES, copper-colored control panel with L5 100W 212, thirteen gray pointer style rotary controls, three slide switches, four jack inputs, two pilot lamps, two 12-inch Fender speakers, 120V, US plug schematics, foot-switch

Footnotes

  • Lab Series L5, produced by Gibson in the 1970s, is best known as BB King's first choice amp on tour (the second choice being Fender Twin Reverb), and it has been associated with his signature sound from the 1970s to date. Clapton purchased this 'BB' model in the USA.

    Photo: The photograph shows BB King using a similar Lab Series L5 playing Rock Me Baby with Eric Clapton at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival. Photograph courtesy of Steve Proctor.
A 1970s Lab Series L5, Serial No. 10579,
A 1970s Lab Series L5, Serial No. 10579,
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