Serial Number: 95122 Allan Reuss

Year Shipped: 1938

FON: 672 C-2

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo. Has the initial ‘A R’ engraved on the truss rod cover

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel. Gibson ledger indicates ‘Long Scale’

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides, Natural finish and large bound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds that is engraved with Allan Reuss’ name and individual Grover Imperial tuners. Long bound pickguard

Notes: This L-5 belonged to guitarist Allan Reuss, whose initials appear on both the truss rod cover and endpin

This guitar is one of 13 Natural finish Advanced L-5s shipped in 1938

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