Serial Number: 85578

Year shipped: 1930


Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and dot inlays from the fifth fret

Body: Maple back and sides. Has oval Master Model label (torn). An additional oval Gibson label is stamped with the serial number, presumably from a trip back to the factory in the 1930s

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including a regular tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved baseplate and grained ivoroid buttons, mounted so that the cog is positioned below the worm gear. Ebony bridge. Reproduction pickguard

Notes: A single grainline crack on the back lower treble bout has been resealed. Near the treble foot of the bridge there is a slight groove in the top from an old DeArmond control box and a jack plug hole in the side has been resealed. The finish shows some light overspray. Has original black hardshell case

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