Serial Number: 87557

Year shipped: 1931


Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo

Neck/fingerboard: 19 fret rosewood fingerboard with square end and wide block inlays from the third fret

Body: Maple back and sides, solid tone bars

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and individual open-back Grover 98G ‘Sta-tite’ tuners with butterbean keys. Long bound pickguard

Notes: The use of rosewood for the fingerboard is unusual and suggests that it may be a replacement

This guitar was sold by Kennard Machol (of Intermountain Guitar & Banjo in Salt Lake City) to player/collector, Joey McKenzie from Austin, Texas. Joey decided to replace the guitar’s block inlaid rosewood fingerboard with an ebony fingerboard with a pointed end and dot inlays from the third fret. The work was done by Nashville luthier Hugh Hansen. See images, bottom of the page

Images above courtesy of Kennard Machol

Images courtesy of The Guitar Broker