Serial number: 91571

Year shipped: 1935


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

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

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including individual open-back Grover 98G ‘Sta-tite’ tuners with butterbean keys. Long bound pickguard and ebony bridge

Notes: Replaced truss rod cover screws and non-original tailpiece. Belonged to actor/director/musician, Christopher Guest who played Nigel Tufnel in the 1984 Rob Reiner film, This is Spinal Tap

This is one of 110 16-inch L-5s shipped in 1935

Images courtesy of Skinner Auctions