Serial Number: 77404

Year shipped: 1925

Virzi Number: 10305

Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on 1st December 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 base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned above the worm gear. Short bound pickguard

“This L-5 is the best-sounding acoustic guitar I have ever owned,” says Nino Fazio, owner of this guitar. “Richness, volume, warmth, incredible sustain and harmonics, plus a mysterious reverb, maybe due to the Virzi, put it in a class by itself.”

Images courtesy of Nino Fazio