Serial Number: 94899

Year shipped: 1937

FON: 376C-6

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

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 unbound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece and Kluson Sealfast tuners (see Notes below). Original long bound pickguard and compensated rosewood bridge

Notes: An inch-long hairline crack at the bass f-hole has been cleated and both the top and neck have been refinished. Has its original Lifton brown hardshell case

The Varitone tailpiece and Kluson Sealfast tuners (which have been fitted with Grover Imperial keys at some point) appear to be of slightly later vintage and may not be original to the guitar

This guitar is one of 212 Sunburst Advanced L-5s shipped in 1937

Images courtesy of Joe Vinikow