Gibson L-5. This is one of the great all around jazz guitar models made by Gibson. This particular one would have been the last of the archtops to leave the old Gibson Kalamazoo MI plant. It had an orange label but was already begining to reflect changes in the company. The knobs, root beer sunburst and the feel were showing a decline from the golden age of the 50's and early 60's. In the late 70's -early 80's no one collected archtops. The absolute finest vintage Super 400's, L-5's, etc could be had for less than a grand. Then a Japanese collector, Akira Tsumura, began scooping them up dozens at a time. He had several buyers or agents in the US buying vintage archtops for him. His collection soon became large enough that he even published his own book and prices began to climb.