Serial Number: EA-5157

Year Shipped: 1940


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 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 metal buttons. Rosewood bridge

Notes: The body has been over-sprayed and there are some areas of replaced binding. Screw holes on the bass side of the neck are where a pickup was once attached. Reproduction pickguard (the deteriorated original pickguard is in case). Has original hardshell case

This guitar is one of 101 Sunburst finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1939

Pictures (above) courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Other images on this page courtesy of Tommy Kay Imperial Vintage Guitars