Year shipped: 1936
FON: 447B followed by ‘12’ in red pencil
Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo with no dot on the i
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel. Has 24 ¾-inch scale.
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 and three engraved diamonds and individual open-back Grover 98G ‘Sta-tite’ tuners with butterbean keys. Long bound pickguard and rosewood bridge
Notes: Repaired crack in X-brace and new mother of pearl nut. The bottom of the original bridge (which had been shaved down) has been built up. Has been re-fretted. Overspray on the top, the heel and the back of the headstock.
This guitar is one of 152 Advanced L-5s shipped in 1936
Images above courtesy of Greg Poulos
Images above courtesy of Carter Vintage