Serial Number: 92296

Year shipped: 1935

FON: 215A-1 (the 1 is written in red pencil)

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and wide block inlays from the first fret. Pointed neck heel

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and small unbound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including flat tailpiece engraved with ‘L-5’ legend. Rosewood bridge

Notes: Replacement tuners and a repro pickguard

Tony Marcus comments: “Despite having a 1” mark on the label, the top and back are a bit thicker than many with that mark.”

This guitar is one of 56 Advanced L-5s shipped in 1935

Images above courtesy of Tony Marcus

Images below courtesy of Mike Thompson, show the guitar with a DeArmond floating pickguard