Serial number: 95253

Year shipped: 1938


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel

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

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece and individual open-back Grover 98G ‘Sta-tite’ tuners with butterbean keys. Rosewood bridge

Notes: The long bound pearloid pickguard has been cut and drilled to accommodate a pickup and volume control. Original owner Tony Giambroni purchase this guitar from 1930s distributor of musical instruments, NY Band Instrument Co. Has original hardshell case

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

Images courtesy of Jeff Kelly