Serial Number: EA 5459

Year shipped: 1939

FON: 459 E-7

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

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 Varitone tailpiece and bound pickguard (raised brass star was added by a former owner)

This guitar is one of 15 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1939

Photograph courtesy of Gary Dick of Gary’s Classic Guitars