Serial Number: EA-5461

Year Shipped: 1939 

FON: 459E-1

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 25 ½-inch scale length. Wide neck heel. Bone nut

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides, parallel top bracing and large bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece and Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons. rosewood bridge

Notes:  Has reproduction pickguard by Mirabella. Two small screw holes have been filled from a previously installed pickguard bracket. Has its original striped tweed Gibson hardshell case.

This guitar is one of 43 Sunburst finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1939

According to Andre Duchossoir, this guitar was dispatched on October 13th of 1939 to the S.E. Philipitt Co. of Miami, Florida

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