Year shipped: 1925
Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on December 1st 1924
Headstock: Diagonal ‘The Gibson’ logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays from the fifth fret
Body: Birch back with maple sides, Virzi Tone Producer fitted
Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved baseplate and pearl buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned above the worm gear. Original short bound pickguard
Notes: This is George Gruhn’s personal guitar. He has owned several Pre-War L-5s and describes this example as the best that he has ever played.
Images courtesy of: George Gruhn of Gruhn Guitars