Serial Number: 81791

Year shipped: 1927


Headstock: Diagonal ‘The Gibson’ logo

Neck/fingerboard: see notes below

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved baseplate and pearl buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned below the worm gear. Replica short bound pickguard

Notes: The ebony fingerboard is a replacement built by Cris Mirabella who also made the nut, pickguard and support bracket. The bridge base is original (the serial number is inscribed on its bottom surface) but the upper section is a replica made by Cumberland Acoustics. Although the guitar is pictured here with its original tuners these have since been replaced by modern gold-plated Waverly tuners. Has Master Model label

Images courtesy of Rod Mcdonald