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Year shipped: 1935

Serial number: 91522


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.

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