Year shipped: 1936
Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo
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. Strap button added at heel. One screw that holds the pick guard bracket in place replaced.
This guitar is one of 152 Advanced L-5s shipped in 1936
Photographs courtesy of Goerge Gruhn and Eric C Newell of Gruhn Guitars