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Year shipped: 1932

Serial Number: 88784

FON: hard to read; may be 298 or 299  

Headstock: horizontal 'The Gibson' logo, open gear Grover G-98 tuners with metal ‘butterbean’ buttons

Neck/fingerboard: 19 fret fingerboard with wide block markers from the third fret and a square end

Body: maple back with maple sides. Top braces are solid (not kerfed). There is one repaired top crack on the upper bout, treble side

Hardware: gold-plated metal parts, trapeze tailpiece

Notes: pickguard is missing and the guitar has been refretted

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Pictures courtesy of Jonathan Stout