Year shipped: 1934
Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo, truss rod cover engraved with the name ‘Wesley Massey’
Neck/fingerboard: 19 fret fingerboard with square end and block inlays from the third fret (see notes below),
Body: Maple back and sides. The guitar has a three-piece back, which would have been concealed beneath the dark body edges of the original sunburst finish
Hardware: Gold plated metal parts including individual open-back Grover 98G ‘Sta-tite’ tuners with butterbean keys.
Notes: The guitar has been completely refinished and the positioning of the inlays suggests that fingerboard may have been replaced at some point. The truss rod cover is likely a later replacement. There is a degree of binding shrinkage at the upper bout bass-side edge and there are finish cracks on either side of pickguard and next to the tailpiece mount. The pickguard has been removed due to deterioration, the patent stamped ebony bridge has been shaved down and the tailpiece has been replaced. Has original hardshell case
Images courtesy of Bernunzio Uptown Music