Serial number: 95314

Year shipped: 1938

FON: 857D (hard to read) followed by ‘9’ in red pencil

Headstock: See Notes below

Neck/fingerboard: See Notes below

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and large bound f-holes. Parallel top bracing

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece. Long bound pickguard and rosewood bridge

Notes: This guitar was re-necked at the Gibson factory at some point. The pickguard is missing

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

Images courtesy of Phil Sylvester