Serial Number: EA-5682

Year shipped: 1939

FON: 309E-7

Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Fingerboard extension is flush with the top. 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 Grover Imperial tuners

Notes: Needs refret, binding repair (or replacement) and is missing truss rod cover and pickguard. Has original tweed covered hardshell case with orange and black stripes. The serial number appears on the paper guarantee label and is die-stamped into the rear of the headstock 

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

Pictures courtesy of Gruhn Guitars