Serial Number: FA 5015

Year Shipped: 1940

FON: 706E

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, Natural finish and large bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Kluson Sealfast tuners with metal buttons ((two of which have been changed). Rosewood bridge

Notes: Reproduction tailpiece. The pickguard is missing

This guitar was delivered to guitarist Dave Barbour on April 2nd 1940

This guitar is one of 38 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1940

Dave Barbour and Peggy Lee

Special thanks to André Duchossoir for additional information on this guitar

Images courtesy of François Charle