Serial number: 95787

Year shipped: 1939

FON: (5)38D-1

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel and 25 ½ inch scale length. Bone nut

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and large bound f-holes. Parallel top bracing

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including a hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds

Notes: A compensated adjustable ebony bridge was crafted for the instrument by Roger Borys. The Grover Imperial tuners appear to be of 1940s vintage and the guitar has been fitted with replacement pickguard. A single short finish crack adjacent to the fingerboard extension does not extend through the wood. There is some overspray to the finish. Has original Geib striped tweed ‘aircraft linen’ hardshell case 

This guitar is one of 101 Sunburst Advanced L-5s shipped in 1939

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