Serial Number: 92947

Year Shipped: 1936 

FON: 447B

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo, ‘Made in the USA’ stamp on rear of headstock (see Notes below)

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide 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 and individual open-back Grover 98G ‘Sta-tite’ tuners with butterbean keys. Long bound pickguard

Notes: The bridge is a replacement

During this period, Gibson instruments made for export have the words ‘Made In The USA’ stamped on the rear of the headstock. According to Joe Spann, this guitar was shipped to ‘Cranes’ in Antwerp, Belgium. This guitar is one of 152 Advanced L-5s shipped in 1936

Photographs courtesy of Vintage Jazz Guitars