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Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar 1st December 1924
Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlay starts at fifth fret
Body: Birch back with maple sides
Hardware: Silver plated metal parts including three-on-a-strip tuners and wrap-over tailpiece. Bound pickguard
Year shipped: 1925
Serial Number: 77404
Virzi Number: 10305.
Photograph 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."