Serial Number: 88258

Year shipped: 1932


Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo

Neck/fingerboard: 19 fret fingerboard with pointed end and block inlays from the third fret

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Long pickguard and wrap-over tailpiece incorporating jack input

Notes: According to André Duchossoir, this guitar was fitted with an electro-static pickup glued under the soundboard. This L-5 appears in the book Gibson Electrics The Classic Years by Andre Duchossoir, where it is incorrectly identified as having been shipped in 1929

Image courtesy of André Duchossoir