Serial Number: 8709X
Year shipped: 1931
Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo
Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and wide block 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. Short bound pickguard
Notes: Tight finish crack on the bass side. Separation of the lower centre seam can be felt on the back of the guitar. Original hardshell case. The serial number of this guitar was originally thought to be 87093 but this now appears incorrect, as a different instrument with that serial number has surfaced.
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