Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club

 

 

 

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Year shipped: 1929

Serial Number: 85243

FON:

Headstock: horizontal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: new fingerboard by luthier Jim Weaver

Body: maple back with maple sides

Hardware: non-original hardware

Notes: The guitar’s owner comments: “the f-holes were poorly enlarged and bound, it had the wrong fingerboard - like a Kay or something, it had no hardware and there were cracks in the back. It was truly a basket case but… it has the great sound that these early L-5s are famous for!”

 

The later-style heel shape suggests that the guitar may have been re-necked at the Gibson factory.

 

 

Photographs courtesy of Kennard Machol

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