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Serial Number: 87479

FON: 9965

Year shipped: 1931

Headstock: Horizontal 'The Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: Replacement fingerboard

Body: Maple back with maple sides. Solid top braces

Hardware: Gold plated metal parts including engraved three-on-a-strip Waverly tuners with pearl buttons and wrap-over tailpiece. Short pickguard

Notes: Has original hardshell case.


Though we have listed this guitar in our Type Two Gallery, it could just as easily have started life as a Type Three L-5 (see L-5 serial number 85758, which was shipped in 1930 and apart from its block markers, has identical hardware and features). Given the fact that this L-5 no longer has its original fingerboard, there is no way of knowing for sure.


Photos courtesy of Musurgia



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