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Year shipped: 1931

Serial number: 86885

FON: 9879

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: Ebony bridge, gold-plated hardware including three-on-a-strip Waverly tuners with engraved base plates and pearl buttons and trapeze wrap-over tailpiece

 

Notes: This unusual L-5 has a 12-fret neck and dot inlay fretboard and was likely a special custom order item.

86885 FRONT EDIT 86885 BACK EDIT 86885 HEAD EDIT 86885 HEEL

Pictures courtesy of Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions (www.guernseys.com) and photographer Paul Schraub

86885

Label says: "L-5 SPC"

See image, right.