Serial Number: 94568

Year shipped: 1937

FON: xx 6 C-3

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo. Original bone nut

Neck/fingerboard: Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Long 25 ½-inch scale length and wide neck heel

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

Hardware: Has original long bound pickguard

Notes: Both the body and neck have been refinished and the pearl inlaid ebony bridge, Super 400 style engraved gold bracket, tuners and tailpiece are not original to the guitar. A short grainline crack alongside the pickguard has been cleated.

“We would assume that this L-5 was originally Sunburst but found no remaining traces of sunburst finish under the newer lacquer,” Joe Vinikow comments.

This guitar is one of 212 Sunburst Advanced L-5s shipped in 1937 (assuming it left the factory with a Sunburst finish)

Images courtesy Joe Vinikow