Serial Number: 95498

Year shipped: 1938


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays from the third fret

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including regular tailpiece. Long bound pickguard

Notes: Replacement tuners, repaired cracks and jack socket hole in top, back centre seam repair and complete refinish

Although eight 16-inch L-5s were shipped in 1938, the featured guitar’s dot inlays suggest that the fingerboard was replaced at some point

Images courtesy of Lowell Levinger