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Year shipped: 1935

Serial number: 92296

FON: FON 215A-1 (the -1 is written in red pencil)


Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and wide block inlays starting at the first fret

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and unbound f-holes

Hardware: Rosewood bridge, gold-plated hardware including flat tailpiece engraved with ‘L-5’ legend


Notes: Replacement Gotoh tuners and a repro pickguard. Tony Marcus comments: “Despite having a 1” mark on the label, the top and back are a bit thicker than many with that mark.”




Pictures courtesy of Tony Marcus


92296 L-5 Full front 92296 L-5 Full back 92296 L-5 Front close 92296 L-5 HEAD 92296 L-5 label 92296 L-5 close back