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Year shipped: 1927

Serial number: 81707

FON: 8688

Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and dot inlays from the fifth fret. Double dots at frets 12 and 17.

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Ebony bridge,  gold-plated hardware including three-on-a-strip Waverly tuners with engraved base plates and mother of pearl buttons and wrap-over trapeze tailpiece

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Pictures courtesy of Arlan Ettinger of Guernsey Auctions ( and photographer Paul Schraub