Serial Number: 95865

Year Shipped: 1939

FON: 139 D – 1 (or could be 189 D. The -1 is in red pencil)

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel

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

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

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

Picture courtesy of John G Stewart Fine Guitars