Serial number: 95454

Year shipped: 1938

FON: 832 (barely distinguishable)

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo (no dot over the letter ‘i’)

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 Varitone tailpiece and Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons. Rosewood bridge

Notes: Replacement pickguard by Gruhn Guitars

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

Images courtesy of George Gruhn and Eric C Newell of Gruhn Guitars