LD: We've had this guitar since the mid-1990s. It apparently used to belong to a famous jazz player called Alan Reuss. Andy [Fairweather Low's] a big fan of big bodied jazz guitars and he's used this in the studio for a few Blues albums. He would have played some big fat chords on it, here and there
KK: Did he use it as a rhythm guitar for drive?
MF: Has it been used by Andy fairly recently as well?
LD: Possibly, he would have used it more when we were doing the Blues record in the studio when all these Gibsons were around.
By 1934, the body length of the L-5 had grown to a full 21 inches and the width to a more acoustically successful 17 inches. Five years later Gibson is producing the first models with a cut-away. These L-5s carried the suffix 'P' for Premier in their model designation. At some point in 1948 the 'P' was replaced with 'C' for cut-away, as it remains to this day.