Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club

 

 

 

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Serial Number: 81791

FON:

Year shipped: 1927

Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and dot inlays from the third fret, double dots at frets 12

Body:

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts, three-on-a-strip Waverly tuners with engraved base plates and pearl buttons, wrap-over trapeze tailpiece, ebony bridge, replica short bound pickguard

 

Notes: The ebony fingerboard is a replacement built by Cris Mirabella who also made the nut, pickguard and support bracket. The bridge base is original (the serial number is inscribed on its bottom surface) but the upper section is a replica made by Cumberland Acoustics. Although the guitar is pictured here with its original tuners these have since been replaced by gold-plated Waverly tuners

 

Photos courtesy of Rod Mcdonald

 

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