Serial number: 95739

Year shipped: 1938


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo with no dot on the ’i’

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 25 3/8-inch scale length and wide neck heel

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides. Natural finish and large bound f-holes, parallel-braced top

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds and Grover Imperial tuners. Rosewood bridge and long bound pickguard

Notes: Refretted. Repro tailpiece bracket. Has original tweed covered Geib hardshell case

This guitar is one of 13 Natural finish Advanced L-5s shipped in 1938

Images courtesy of John Stewart of My Jazz Home and Nino Fazio