Serial number: 95688

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 large bound f-holes

Hardware: See Notes

Notes: Both the body and neck have been refinished

Owner Frank Nijmegen comments: “Although the original finish and parts of L-5 serial number 95688 were lost long ago, a meticulous restoration by luthier Thomas Grabinger has made this guitar a great sounding and playing instrument. I made the white Pearloid pickguard myself, in order to match an instrument with close serial number.”

This is one of 146 Sunburst Advanced L-5s shipped in 1938 (assuming it left the factory with a Sunburst finish)

Images Courtesy of Frank Nijmegen