Gibson L-5 1934 - 1938

Gibson L-5 1934 - 1938

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The Gibson L-5 is one of most iconic acoustic archtop guitars ever made. An important dividing line in its history is 1934, when the body enlarged from 16" wide to 17" wide. Some 16" models continued in production, and the earlier smaller bodied specimens are considered more valuable. 

Years of Production: 1934 - 1938

Product Specs

  • L-5
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
  • 1934 - 1938
Made In
  • United States
Back Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Archtop
Color Family
  • Brown
  • Sunburst
  • Tan
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Model Family
  • Gibson L-5
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 20
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
  • Gibson Pre-War Era
Sides Material
  • Maple
Top Material
  • Spruce

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