1930 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1934 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Guitar, Style L5
Factory order number unknown
Small bout Gibson L5, serial number 90365 or 90865 (probably latter), all original except no scratchplate and replacement truss rod cover (gold plated metal). Guitar has at some point been dropped on its end causing the block to crack but this has been professionally repaired and cleated. This accident caused the top to divide along the top seam (6") (but this has also been professionally cleated) and is sound.
Case is a 1930's Epiphone case. Plays beautifully and has an amazing tiger stripe maple back. DeArmond 'guitar-mike' pick-up assembly fitted.