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Serial Number: 86512

FON: 9688

Year shipped: 1930


Headstock: Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and dot inlays from the third fret

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts, wrap-over tailpiece and three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons. Ebony bridge. Pickguard is missing

Notes: Belonged to guitarists George M. Smith and Barney Kessel

Tony 86512 Kessel L-5 front Tony 86512 Kessel L-5 back Tony 86512 Kessel L-5 label Tony 86512 Kessel with Errol Garner


Pictures courtesy of Tony Marcus

Kessel L-5 1 peghead Kessel L-5 1 tuners