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G Gruhn Final

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: Birch back with maple sides, Virzi Tone Producer fitted

Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including 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

Year shipped: 1924

Serial Number: 76482

Virzi Number: 10187

Image (above) courtesy of George Gruhn of Gruhn Guitars (

"I remember the guitar quite well. It was my favourite instrument at the time. I sold it over 30 years ago." George Gruhn.

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Colour images courtesy of Ruurd Feitsma