Serial number: 97656

Year shipped: 1942

FON: 7014H-5

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. 25 ½-inch scale length and 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. Rosewood bridge and long bound pickguard

This guitar is one of 20 Sunburst finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1942

Pictures courtesy of Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions and photographer Paul Schraub