Serial number 96557

Year shipped: 1940 


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 25 3/8-inch scale length. 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. Bound pickguard and rosewood bridge

Notes: Has original tweed case

Owner Nino Fazio: “With its selected woods, superior playability and fantastic sound, the L5 P set the standard by which all the great 1940s cutaway acoustic archtops were judged. With its blonde finish and cutaway, this guitar is a gem from Gibson’s golden era!”

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

Pictures courtesy of Nino Fazio