Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club

 

 

 

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Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on 1st December 1924

 

Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays from the fifth fret

Body: Birch back with maple sides

Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned above the worm gear, wrap-over tailpiece. Short bound pickguard

Year shipped: 1925

Serial Number: 77404

Virzi Number: 10305.

Images courtesy of Nino Fazio (www.realvintage.it)

“This L-5 is the best-sounding acoustic guitar I have ever owned,” says Nino Fazio, owner of this guitar. “Richness, volume, warmth, incredible sustain and harmonics, plus a mysterious reverb, maybe due to the Virzi, put it in a class by itself."

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