Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club

 

 

 

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1928

 

 

 

If an instrument appears in one of our picture galleries this is noted beneath the serial number.

 

 

 

Model: L-5

 

 

 

Serial Number: 82506

 

 

 

(See Type Two Gallery)

 

 

 

FON:

 

 

 

Year shipped: 1928

 

 

 

Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo. Has the name ‘Silvio Lavagno' on the truss rod cover

 

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays start at the fifth fret with double dots at frets 12

 

Body: Maple back with maple sides. Two repaired top cracks

 

Hardware: Gold plated metal parts including engraved three-on-a-strip Waverly tuners with pearl buttons and wrap-over tailpiece. Patent dated short bound pickguard and dated ebony bridge

 

Notes: has Master Model label and original green lined hardshell case

 

Source: Robert Caroon and Dexter Johnson Carmel Music Co. (carmelmusic.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model: L-5

 

Serial Number: 83659

 

(See Type Two Gallery)

 

FON: 9007

 

Year shipped: 1928

 

Headstock: Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo

 

Neck/fingerboard: 20-fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays start at the third fret. Pearl nut

 

Body: Maple back with maple sides

 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including engraved three-on-a-strip tuners with pearl buttons and wrap-over tailpiece. Short pickguard

 

Notes: Notes: This guitar has "made in the USA" stamped on the rear of its headstock, thus indicating that is was intended for export

 

Source: Bernunzio Uptown Music (bernunzio.com)