Serial Number: 96345

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 and large bound f-holes 

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

Notes: At some point an under saddle pickup was fitted with corresponding controls – the latter requiring holes to be drilled through the pickguard

This guitar is one of 25 Sunburst finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1940

Pictures courtesy of The Music Gallery