Serial number: EA 5115

Year shipped: 1939

FON: 813 E (hard to read)

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, Natural finish and large bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece and Grover Imperial tuners. Rosewood bridge

Notes: Replacement pickguard and a small professionally repaired crack in the side. The finish has been over-sprayed

This guitar is one of 48 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1939

Images courtesy of Oliver Fröhlich