Serial Number 96204

Year shipped: 1940 


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, Natural finish and large bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece and Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons. Has original bound pearloid pickguard

Notes: This guitar has been refretted by Norio Imai. Has original case

This guitar is one of 27 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1940

Images above courtesy of Buzzy Levine, Larkstreet Music

Additional pictures (above) courtesy of Laurence Wexer