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Year shipped: 1939

Serial number: 95928

FON: 244 E-1

Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' script logo

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

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

Hardware: Rosewood bridge, gold-plated hardware including Varitone tailpiece and Grover Imperial Tuners. Long bound pickguard

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Notes: A. R. Duchossoir adds: “This L-5 was first shipped on 30th March 1939 to Gibson rep Clarence Havenga. It was some kind of demonstrator because it was shipped/delivered seven times to various reps and dealers between March 1939 and Feb 1940. In the books it is clearly labeled as « LS » (Long Scale).”



Images courtesy of Gian Russo