Serial number: 93276

Year shipped: 1936


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo with no dot on the ‘i’

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel

Body: 17-inch body with maple back, sides and large unbound f-holes and parallel top bracing

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: This L-5 displays a number of unusual features including a rosewood fingerboard and parallel top bracing (most early Advanced L-5s are X braced). Has original tweed hard shell case

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

Pictures courtesy of Retrofret