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Model: L-5N (one of 48 Adv L-5Ns shipped in 1939)

Serial Number: EG-5026


Year shipped: 1939

Headstock: Horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

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

Body: 17-inch ‘Advanced’ body with parallel top bracing, Natural finish and bound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts, Grover Imperial tuners, hinged L-5 trapeze tailpiece with silver centre insert, Brazilian rosewood bridge. Has replacement pickguard

Notes: The tailpiece hinge has been professionally repaired. Has original striped tweed G&G hardshell case

Source: Joe Vinikow (

full front full back front detail head back head tail case