Serial number 89782

Year shipped: 1933

FON  580

Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo

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

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including regular tailpiece

Notes: Reproduction pickguard and non-original tuners. According to Joe Vinikow (, the original parallel braces are not kerfed, but capped, with just a single slot in the middle of each tone bar

Joe Spann tells us that FON 580 indicates that the guitar was constructed in May 1933 and shipped later in the same year

Information courtesy of Rod McDonald

Images above by Brian Delaney

Image below courtesy of Joe Vinikow at