Serial number: 97172

Year shipped: 1941 

FON:  4159G

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo (lacks a dot over the letter ‘i.’). 

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 plastic buttons. Rosewood bridge

Notes: The body has been refinished. The words ‘Bill 1941’ are pencilled on the inside back just above the label. Has original hardshell case

This guitar is one of 41 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1941

Images courtesy of Alan Pritchard