Year shipped 1929
Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays from the fifth fret with double dots at the 12th and 17th frets
Body: Maple back and sides
Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned below the worm gear. Short bound pickguard. Replacement tailpiece made by Mirabella Guitars
This guitar belongs to Jazz Rhythm Maestro, Marty Grosz. For Marty’s comments on this and his other L-5 guitars, see his entry on our Players’ page. Images by kind permission of Marty’s son, Toby Grosz.