Serial Number: 92783
Year Shipped: 1936
Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo, truss rod cover engraved ‘G.E.M.’ (possibly C.E.M.’)
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 24 ¾ inch scale length. Wide neck heel
Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and small unbound f-holes
Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert (see pictures at the bottom of the page) and three engraved diamonds. Long bound pickguard and rosewood bridge
Notes: This guitar was refinished, refretted, and had the tuners replaced by Gibson in the late 1950s. A floating DeArmond pickup has been installed.
This guitar is one of 152 Advanced L-5s shipped in 1936
The images below show the guitar with the floating pickup removed and a flat tailpiece engraved with ‘L-5’ legend installed.
Pictures courtesy of Carter Vintage