Serial number: 93207

Year shipped: 1936


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

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

This guitar is one of 152 Advanced L-5s shipped in 1936

Pictures courtesy of Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions and photographer Paul Schraub