Serial Number: 95160

Year shipped: 1938

FON: 672 C-2

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 large bound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including individual Kluson tuners with metal buttons, Varitone tailpiece. Long bound pickguard and rosewood bridge

Notes: Label dated ‘3-7-40’ – this appears to have been written through the f-hole and ,ay have been written by an early owner. Has original hardshell case

This guitar is one of 146 Sunburst finish Advanced L-5s shipped in 1938

Images courtesy of The National Music Museum