Brian Setzer Jams on a 1941 Gibson L-5

Here’s a cool video we just discovered. A couple years back, Brian Setzer visited Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville and jammed out a sweet version of the standard “Sweet Lorraine” on this 1941 Gibson L-5.

According to the Carter Vintage Guitars site, this L-5 was formerly owned by legendary Nashville musician Hank Garland and more recently by producer/guitarist Steve Buckingham: “Garland performed with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Moon Mullican, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, Patti Page and many others.

Beyond the great history of this instrument, it's a fine example of a Forties L-5. In 1948 the guitar had a DeArmond pickup installed by Gibson.

What else can we say? Enjoy.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.