Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club

 

 

 

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Year shipped: 1930

Serial number: 86343

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Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson' logo, replacement pearl buttoned Waverly tuners (the guitar likely had this style of tuner to begin with)

 

Neck/fingerboard: 19 fret fingerboard with square end. Pearloid blocks inlays beginning at 3rd fret

 

Body: Maple back and sides

 

Hardware: Gold-plated hardware including regular trapeze tailpiece. Long pickguard

 

 

 

Notes: “This guitar has a factory refinish,” says Tony Marcus. “It was almost certainly done in the 1930s, as the shading is the same as the Gibson made Recording King archtops from that period.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pictures courtesy of Tony Marcus