Serial Number: FA 5166

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, Natural finish and large bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece and Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons. Rosewood bridge and long bound pickguard

Notes: This L-5N was first shipped on 20th March 1940 to Lyon & Healy in Chicago

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

Images courtesy of Gian Russo