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Serial Number: 95122

Year Shipped: 1938

FON: 672 C-2


Headstock: horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, block inlays start at first fret,

Body: bound f-holes, blonde finish

Hardware: gold-plated including hinged tailpiece engraved with Allan Reuss' name and Grover Imperial tuners.


This beautiful blonde Gibson L-5 belonged to danceband guitarist Allan Reuss.

Photographs courtsey of The Mandolin Archives (

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(Above ) the gold-plated tailpiece of the guitar is engraved with Allan Reuss's name.

(Above) The Factory Order Number. Note that the '2' is hand written in red pencil.


(Below) the Serial Number.

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In addition, the truss rod cover and the end pin are both personalised with Allan Reuss' initials.