The Gibson Keb' Mo' signature Bluesmaster guitar is based on the small-bodied Gibson L-body guitars many blues players used from the 1920's on.
The L-body series weren't just used by blues players - for many players throughout North America, these were a first serious guitar.
9K Lower output Alnico PAF style so everybody should love this pickup.
It's an F-spaced Trembucker with 4-conductors for a variety of wiring applications and this one was built with tone-enhancing zebra coils!
We tested these instruments in our studios and/or on live gigs, and plugged the pickup-equipped models into a variety of amplification rigs, including “acoustic” amps, P. Although the AS-M5 slips in at the top of the range in this acoustic roundup, it brings the specs to justify its price: The top is made from solid Sitka spruce, with back and sides of solid rosewood.
Neck and headstock are carved from a single piece of solid mahogany, with a second piece augmenting the heel-end, and the fretboard and headstock facing are both rosewood.
Hand built of high quality materials, these are very well made, play extremely well and sound great.With acoustic guitars you do get what you pay for, though, and a high-end model that’s hand made from aged, solid woods is going to score better for tonal balance, complexity, dynamic response, volume, and playing feel than a less costly instrument that is built on a production line and made from woods that haven’t been completely dried.That said, as this roundup of medium priced instruments shows, there are some pretty slammin’ guitars out there that offer inspiring sound and playability for about the same money as a set of tires for you car. Cort AS-M5 Cort has a reputation for importing guitars that punch above their weight class, and the AS-M5 is another good example of this.The greatest indication of aging on this instrument is the headstock decal, which is slightly chipped.The top is a lovely flamed maple, the chambered back is likely mahogany.: If you're not familiar with my site, it's simple, and you'll love it or hate it: (1) This page has gear that has recently arrived; (2) Links at the bottom of this page take you to most of our gear, logically arranged by manufacturer or type, e.g. (3) Lastly, my contains a lot of gear that hasn't made it back to the proper pages yet and is sort of in limbo until I move it.