Serial number: 97521

Year shipped: 1942


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

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides, Natural finish and large bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including flat tailpiece with L-5 legend and Grover Imperial tuners. Rosewood bridge and long bound pickguard

NotesAbout 12 inches of the body binding is missing, the pick guard has been cut to accommodate a pickup and there is some over spray on the neck

This guitar is one of 25 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1942

Images courtesy of the Rago Arts and Auction Center