Serial Number: 87083

Year shipped: 1931

FON: 9879

Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays from the third fret

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece. Non original tuners, replacement bridge made by John Monteleone and replacement pickguard made by Mirabella

Notes: This L-5 was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Guitar Heroes’ show in 2011

Images courtesy of: Alan Haddad, Met Museum and Laurence Wexer