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Year shipped: 1924

Serial Number: 76706

Virzi Number:

Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on March 31st 1924


Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo. Has the name ‘Lynn Henderson’ on the truss rod cover

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlay starts at fifth fret

Body: Birch back with maple sides

Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece. Incorrect yet very rare 1934-35 Grover tuners and non-original pickguard

Notes: This example initially had a Virzi, which has since been removed. The guitar also had block inlays put in on the fingerboard, which have been replaced with the correct dot inlays. The pickguard is a replica and the guitar has been refretted


Pictures courtesy of: Walter Carter at Carter Vintage (


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