Serial Number: 96137

Year shipped: 1940

FON 332 F1 (the 1 at the end is written in red)                       

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 with Natural finish and large bound f-holes. Parallel top bracing

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Kluson Sealfast tuners and Varitone tailpiece

Notes: The pickguard is a replacement and the guitar has been fitted with a strap button on the heel. Has original hardshell case

This guitar is one of 38 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1940

Kluson guarantee leaflet (above)

Original sales receipt for this guitar, dated 1940

Original truss rod and Varitone tailpiece wrenches

Pictures courtesy of Eddie Reed