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