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1942

 

A total of 50 L-5s were shipped in this year

 

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

 

Model: L-5

 

Serial Number: 97384

 

FON:

 

Year shipped: 1942

 

Headstock:

Neck/fingerboard:

Body:

Hardware:

 

Source: www.mandolinarchive.com

 

 

Model: L-5N

 

Serial Number: 97521

 

FON:

 

Year shipped: 1942

 

Headstock:

Neck/fingerboard:

Body: Natural finish

Hardware:

 

Notes: L-5N

 

Source: www.mandolinarchive.com

 

 

Model: L-5

 

Serial Number: 97656

 

(See 17-inch Advanced Gallery)

 

FON: 7014H-5

 

Year shipped: 1942

 

Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with block inlays starting at the first fret, 25 ½ inch scale length

Body: 17-inch ‘Advanced’ body with Sunburst finish and bound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts, Kluson Sealfast tuners with tulip-shaped buttons and Varitone tailpiece, rosewood bridge and long bound pickguard

Source: Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions