Serial number: 76478

Year shipped: 1924

Virzi Number: 10173

Signed and dated By Lloyd Loar on March 31st 1924

Headstock: Diagonal ‘The Gibson’ logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays start at the fifth fret

Body: Maple back and sides, Virzi Tone Producer fitted

Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so the cog is positioned above the worm gear. Short bound pickguard, replacement bridge.

Notes: This is the earliest L-5 to feature both a maple back and sides and likely to be the first Gibson guitar of any description to incorporate this feature.

Images courtesy of Lowell Levinger and Darryl Wolfe’s F-5 Journal