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Serial Number: 81629


Year shipped: 1927

Headstock: Diagonal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pearl nut, pointed end and dot inlays from the fifth fret, double dots at frets 12 and 17. Fingerboard binding adjacent to the 18th and 19th frets replaced.

Body: Maple back and sides. Small top crack at the waist below the pickguard and centre seam repair

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts, wrap-over tailpiece and backward facing Grover banjo tuners with pearl buttons. Short bound pickguard once notched for pickup.


Notes: Has Master Model label but not Loar signature label.


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