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Year shipped: 1924

Serial number: 76478

Virzi Number: 10173

Signed and dated By Lloyd Loar on March 31st 1924


Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays start at the fifth fret

Body: Maple back and sides, Virzi Tone Producer fitted

Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so the cog is positioned above the worm gear. Short bound pickguard, replacement bridge.



Photograph courtesy of Lowell Levinger

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Images courtesy of

Lowell Levinger


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