Serial number EA 5128

Year shipped: 1939


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. Long bound pickguard and rosewood bridge

Notes: André Duchossoir says: “this L-5N with Serial Number EA-5128 was first shipped on 26th May 1939 to Gibson rep, Lanky Neal, care of New York Band Instrument Co.”

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

Images courtesy of Gian Russo