Serial Number: 77408 Barney Kessell

Year shipped: 1925

Virzi Number:

Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar December 1st 1924

Headstock: Diagonal ‘The Gibson’ logo, replacement truss rod cover

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end

Body: Birch back with maple sides, Virzi Tone Producer fitted

Hardware: Replacement tuners, truss rod cover, tailpiece and bridge. Short bound pickguard.

Notes: This guitar was bought from Barney Kessell at ‘Kessell’s Music World’ in 1970 by recording artist/producer/arranger Tom Keene who says, “Barney told me he played this guitar on the Andy Griffith show theme song Gone Fishin’. I used the guitar on many sessions and finally gave it to Dennis Agajanian.”

Images courtesy of Dennis Agajanian