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Headstock: horizontal script 'Gibson' logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, block inlays starts at first fret
Body: maple back and sides, Natural finish
Hardware: gold plated metal parts, Grover Imperial enclosed tuners, Gold-plated tailpiece with a silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds.
Notes: According to its current owner, Gian Russo, L-5 serial number 95674 has an unusual 26-inch scale length. A. R. Duchossoir notes: “This L-5 was shipped on 30th November 1938 to one AJ Peterson. It is listed as a Long Scale model.”
The guitar’s previous owner was guitarist, Marty Grosz. For Marty's comments on this and his other L-5 guitars, see his entry on our Players' page.
Photographs by kind permission of Marty's son, Toby Grosz. Additional information and photographs provided by Gian Russo
Gian Russo playing the guitar pictured above.
Jazz Rhythm Maestro, Marty Grosz