Serial Number: 86512 Barney Kessel

Year shipped: 1930

FON: 9688

Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo

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

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. Pickguard is missing. Ebony bridge

Notes: Belonged to guitarists George M. Smith and Barney Kessel

Images courtesy of Tony Marcus