Serial number: 90140

Year shipped: 1934

FON: 696 (could be 969!)

Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo

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

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: The tailpiece, pickguard and truss-rod cover are replacements. The tuners also appear to be non-original and a strap hanger has been added (see pictures below). Ebony bridge

“I purchased the guitar from the family of the previous owner,” says owner Lewis Thomas. “I was told that it had belonged to their uncle who had owned it in the Liverpool area since the 1930s but was unable to find out his name. It is not stamped ‘Made In USA’ as were most examples intended for export so may have that been bought new or used in America and brought over in person.”

Images courtesy of Lewis Thomas