Serial Number indecipherable

Year shipped: Mid to late 1930s (see notes)


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and large unbound f-holes

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including hinged tailpiece with silver centre insert and three engraved diamonds

Notes: Post-war Grover Sta-tite 98G tuners fitted without additional holes and repro pickguard that has been cut to accommodate the aftermarket DeArmond floating pickup

The combination of features – hinged tailpiece, large unbound f-holes – suggest that this guitar was shipped in the mid to late 1930s

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