Year shipped: 1934
Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson’ logo
Neck/fingerboard: 19 fret fingerboard with pointed end and wide block inlays from the first fret
Body: Maple back and sides
Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including regular tailpiece. Ebony bridge and long bound pickguard
Notes: Tuners have been replaced and the guitar has been fitted with a pickup
Now in the collection of the Dutch Archtop Guitar Museum, this guitar once belonged to New York photographer Jose Gaytan.
According to vintage instrument dealer Lawrence Wexer, luthier Ken Parker re-graduated and X-braced the top in the mid 1980s. At the same time, the neck profile was reduced and the back of the body and neck were refinished.
With thanks to Ruurd Feitsma of the Dutch Archtop Guitar Museum