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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 including short wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned below the worm gear. Short bound pickguard and ebony bridge
Notes: This unusual L-5 has a 12-fret neck and was likely a special custom order item (label marked “SPC L-5).
Images courtesy of Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions (www.guernseys.com) and photographer Paul Schraub
Label says: "L-5 SPC"
See image, right.