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Year shipped: 1930

Serial number: 85758


Headstock:  Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo with three-on-a-strip Waverly tuners with engraved base plates and mother of pearl buttons

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with a pointed end and pearloid block inlays starting at the third fret

Body: Maple back and sides

Hardware: Ebony bridge, long pickguard, gold-plated hardware including wrapover trapeze tailpiece


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