Serial number: 86624
Year shipped: 1930
Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo
Neck/fingerboard: One-piece neck. 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and dot inlays from the third fret
Body: Maple back and sides, refinished top
Hardware: Replaced with parts from late 1920s L-3.
Owner Jim Garber says “The restoration was done in the mid-1980s after I had acquired the guitar. I bought it with non-original hardware and the top had been stripped, so I had the top refinished. The rest of the finish is original as far as I know. The guitar, which came in a cheap vinyl gig bag, was acquired by a luthier I know from an old gentleman who walked in off the street.”
Images courtesy of Jim Garber