Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club




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Year shipped: 1930

Serial number: 86624

FON: 9771

Headstock: Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo

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

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Replaced with parts from late 1920s L-3.  

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Owner Jim Garber says "The restoration was done in the mid-1980s after I had acquired the guitar. I bought it with non-original hardware and the top had been stripped, so I had the top refinished. The rest of the finish is original as far as I know. The guitar, which came in a cheap vinyl gig bag, was acquired by a luthier I know from an old gentleman who walked in off the street."




Images courtesy of Jim Garber