Serial Number: 92500

Year Shipped: 1935

FON: 177A – 10

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel. A ‘stinger’ is visible beneath the finish on the back of headstock

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

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds and Grover Imperial tuners

Notes: The pickguard and part of the bridge – including one of the adjustment wheels – have been replaced 

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

Images courtesy of Nathan Fasold, Black Book Guitars