The shipping dates listed below relate to the instrument’s serial number and are based on information provided in Spann’s Guide To Gibson by Joseph E. Spann

Note that the serial number indicates the date at which the instrument was shipped rather than its date of manufacture

All examples have maple back and sides unless otherwise indicated

If an instrument appears in one of our picture galleries this is noted beneath the serial number

Serial Number: 80569

Year shipped: 1926

FON: 8358

(See Type Two Gallery)

Headstock: Diagonal ‘The Gibson’ logo, aftermarket ‘Mono-Plak’ truss rod cover

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and dot inlays from the third fret with double dots at the 12th and 17th frets

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners (appears to have had a different set of tuners fitted in the past). The pickguard is missing and the bridge is a replacement.

Notes: The guitar has been totally refinished. There is a repaired back crack and an area of binding has been replaced on the bass side of the headstock

Source: Stan Werbin (elderly.com)

Serial Number: 80570

Year shipped: 1926

FON: 8350

Notes: The Lloyd Loar signature label found in this guitar (dated December 1st 1924), is believed to be non-original 

Source: www.mandolinarchive.com

Serial Number: 80585

Year shipped: 1926


Virzi number: 10673

Body: Virzi fitted

Source: www.mandolinarchive.com