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Year shipped: 1932

Serial number: 88290



Headstock: Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid block inlays.

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Ebony bridge, gold-plated hardware including trapeze tailpiece and open gear Grover G-98 tuners with metal butterbean buttons


Notes: L-5s from the late 1920s have a slimmer neck profile than earlier examples.

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Pictures courtesy of Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions ( and photographer Paul Schraub..