Year shipped: 1936
Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo
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, X braced top and small unbound f-holes
Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including flat tailpiece engraved with ‘L-5’ legend
Notes: Non-original tuners, pickguard and bracket, some overspray to the rear of the headstock and a strap button installed on the bass side of the heel.
This guitar is one of 152 Advanced L-5s shipped in 1936
Photograph courtesy of Musurgia