Serial Number: 95570 Buddy Raye

Year shipped: 1938

FON: U 98 D followed by 3 in red pencil

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret, 25 ½ inch scale length and 1 11/16-inch nut width. Wide neck heel

Body: 17-inch ‘Advanced’ body with X braced top. and large bound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts, Grover Imperial tuners, hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds, the cross-bar of which is engraved with the name ‘Buddy Raye’. Bound pickguard and rosewood bridge. Small cracks on bass side waist and top, beneath the tailpiece

Notes: Has original ‘tweed’ linen covered Lifton case

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

Images courtesy of Fretted Americana