Gibson L-5 serial number

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Gibson L-5 serial number

Postby jcmh on Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:28 pm

I have an old Gibson L-5 serial number 2479, with 3 P-90's.

I contacted Gibson about 9 years ago and they couldn't quite nail it down but thought it might be around a 1948-49 model. Any ideas?

cheers .. john
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Re: Gibson L-5 serial number

Postby CP 103 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:12 am

Wouldn't that be an ES-5?
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Re: Gibson L-5 serial number

Postby Fly Guitars on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:38 pm

You won't get too much info without posting detailed pictures.

And don't ever bother contacting Gibson customer service about serial numbers. They don't really know (except for post 1977), and care even less. There may be people there that do know things, but they tend not to be the ones who answer emails.

Have a VERY good look through this document on their site; it doesn't have all the answers, but is a very good start.

http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/b ... UMBERS.pdf

Post some pics for us please!
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Re: Gibson L-5 serial number

Postby spoond on Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:33 am

For detailed information about Gibson guitars check out this web site. There are details about year to year changes since introduction for all Gibson acoustic and electric models, as well as details about Factory Order Numbers and Serial Numbers and how to identify the year of production (to the extent this is possible).

http://home.provide.net/~cfh/gibson.html
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Re: Gibson L-5 serial number

Postby jcmh on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:06 pm

Thank you for the posts ... here is an update. The guitar is for sale.

You can find details here:

[url]agrecon.mcgill.ca/l5[/url]

If you are interested ... email to: john.henning@mcgill.ca
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