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Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' logo with open gear Grover G-98 tuners with metal butterbean buttons
Neck/fingerboard: 19 fret ebony fingerboard with square end
Body: Maple back and sides
Hardware: Ebony bridge, long pickguard, gold-plated hardware including trapeze tailpiece
Notes: According to Hank Risan, who owned this guitar, there is reason to believe that it once belonged to Les Paul. This is one of 110 16-inch L-5s shipped in this year.
Pictures courtesy of Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions (www.guernseys.com) and photographer Paul Schraub