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Serial Number: 86950

Year shipped: 1931


Headstock: Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo, non-original Grover Rotomatic tuners

Neck/fingerboard: Replacement fingerboard (19 frets with square end and narrow block inlays from the first fret)

Body: Refinished

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts. The tuners, the tailpiece and the bridge are not original

Notes: Though this L-5 now has a block inlaid fingerboard, its other features suggest that it left the Gibson factory with a dot inlaid fingerboard. We have listed it as a Type Two L-5 accordingly.

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