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Serial number FA-5166

FON: 844-2


Year shipped: 1940

Headstock: Horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

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

Body: 17-inch body with a spruce top, maple back and sides, a Natural finish and bound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated hardware, Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons, rosewood bridge.  Varitone tailpiece


Notes: This L-5N was first shipped on 20th March 1940 to Lyon & Healy in Chicago.







FA-5166 full front FA-5166 back 1 FA-5166 head back FA-5166 heel FA-5166 head FA-5166 tail

Pictures courtesy of

Gian Russo