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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