Serial Number: 81273
Year shipped: 1927
Headstock: Diagonal ‘The Gibson’ logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays from the fifth fret with double dots at the 12th and 17th frets
Body: Maple back and sides
Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned below the worm gear. Short bound pickguard
Notes: This guitar was purchased new directly from the Gibson Factory by musician Stanley Richards.
Photos courtesy of Stan Werbin of Elderly Instruments