Year shipped: 1937
Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel. 25 1/2-inch scale length
Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and small bound f-holes. X braced top
Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds and Grover Imperial tuners. Has original long bound pickguard and rosewood bridge.
Notes: Re-fretted, repaired cracks: one to the top, one to the side, two to the back, finish touch up on back seam. Original tortoise plastic pickguard has outgassed slightly
This guitar is one of 212 Sunburst Advanced L-5s shipped in 1937
Images courtesy of Elderly Instruments