Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club

 

 

 

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Headstock: horizontal 'The Gibson' logo,  individual Grover tuners

Neck/fingerboard: narrow block markers  (as found on the 17-Inch Advanced L-5) from the first fret and a 20 fret ebony fingerboard (re-fretted) with a pointed end

Body: maple back with maple sides

Hardware: gold plated metal parts, regular trapeze tailpiece, replica long pickguard, replacement bridge assembly (original included) and modern Grover vintage replica tuners (originals included)

 

Notes:  Listed in Gibson shipping ledger as "L-5 old." FON indicates pre-1935 body. Late 1930s style fingerboard (refretted by Gruhn Guitars)

 

This is one of just 17 16-inch L-5s shipped in 1936. Shipped 18th June 1936.

 

 

 

1936 GRUHN GRUHN 36 BACK

Year shipped: 1936

Serial Number: 93121

FON: 1356-18

 

Photographs courtesy of George Gruhn of Gruhn Guitars (www.gruhn.com)

BRIDGE TAIL CASE LABEL FINGERBOARD END HEAD CASE OPEN

Images courtesy of Glen Johnson

93121 HEAD BACK 93121 F-HOLE 93121 TAIL 93121 P GUARD