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Headstock: horizontal 'The Gibson' logo,  individual Grover tuners

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

Body: maple back with maple sides

Hardware: gold plated metal parts, trapeze tailpiece and long pickguard



Note: The binding down the right side of its fingerboard and bottom edge is missing and the original triple bound pickguard shows some deterioration but remains intact.



Year shipped: 1934

Serial Number: 90505

FON: 812

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The label shows the serial number 90505

A little faded but still visible, the Factory Order Number is stamped on the inside back of the body.

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Craig Brody of