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Year shipped: 1931

Serial number: 87259

FON: 9952


Headstock: Horizontal ‘The Gibson' logo,


Neck/fingerboard: See ‘Notes’ below


Body: Maple back and sides


Hardware: Gold-plated hardware including regular trapeze tailpiece. The tuners are modern replacements


Notes: Has two labels, one over the other, both with the same serial number. The guitar has a factory refinish and has been fitted with a later ‘Advanced’ style, 20-fret fingerboard with a pointed end and narrow blocks inlays from the first fret.  Although we have included this guitar in the Type Two Gallery there is no way to know for sure whether it started life with block or dot inlays




Pictures courtesy of Tony Marcus







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