Serial number: 95906

Year shipped: 1939 

FON: 269 E-1

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

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

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

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

Notes: Has been re-fretted and there is overspray on the back of the neck. The pickguard is a replacement

This guitar is one of 48 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1939

Images courtesy of Richard Gellis