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Year shipped: 1938

Serial Number: 95674  

FON: 884D –3

Grosz 39 SEND front

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.


Grosz 1939L5 SEND bck

Photographs by kind permission of Marty's son, Toby Grosz.  Additional information and photographs provided by Gian Russo


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Gian Russo playing the guitar pictured above.



Jazz Rhythm Maestro, Marty Grosz

FULL FRONT body side SIDE sde body