Pre-War Gibson L-5 Owners' Club

 

 

 

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Year shipped: 1939

Serial number EA 5127.

FON:

Headstock: Horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret.

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

Hardware: Gold plated hardware including hinged tailpiece and Grover Imperial tuners. Rosewood bridge.

FRONT BACK WESTERN SWING BAND PREVIOUS OWNER

Notes: “The Western Swing band photos came with the guitar,” says Herb (the guitar's current owner). “There was also a McCarty pickup (see photo), but it is badly damaged,” he adds The phoito to the left shows an earlier owner, named Ken (see image below) who played in a band with the guitar.

 

Images courtesey of Herbert Maschener

Right to left the musicians are: Les, Ken (with the featured L-5), and Fus. If you can identify any of these guys, do get in touch at info@prewargibsonl-5.com.