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Year shipped: 1931

Serial Number: 86842

FON: 9842


Headstock: Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays start at the third fret

Body: Maple back with maple sides

Hardware: Gold plated metal parts including three-on-a-strip tuners and  wrap-over tailpiece. Short pickguard


Photograph courtesy of Alison Jay of Mandolin Brothers Ltd. (

Mandolin Bros front Mandolin Bros back 86842

Watch this L-5's current owner, Roger Placer, playing April Kisses by Eddie Lang on the guitar featured here.