Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club




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Year shipped: 1940

Serial number 96557


Headstock: horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: figured maple neck, 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. 25 3/8-inch scale

Body: Spruce top, quilted maple back and sides, bound f-holes

Hardware: Gold plated hardware including Varitone tailpiece and Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons. Rosewood bridge.

Original tweed case

L5PN_1940 front back

Owner Nino Fazio: “With its selected woods, superior playability and fantastic sound, the L5 P set the standard by which all the great 1940s cutaway acoustic archtops were judged. With its blonde finish and cutaway, this guitar is a gem from Gibson's golden era!”

detail HEAD 2 l5pn_incase l5pn_case

Pictures courtesy of Nino Fazio