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Year shipped: 1938

Serial number: 95735

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Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' script logo with no dot on the i. ‘Frank Remley’ engraved on the truss rod cover.

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard (re-fretted) with pointed end and block inlays starting at the first fret.

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and bound f-holes. Natural finish. Originally this was built as a left-handed guitar

Hardware: Gold-plated hardware includes hinged L-5 trapeze tailpiece with silver centre insert engraved with ‘L-5’ legend. Kluson Sealfast tuners with tulip-shaped Catalin amber buttons. The pickguard has been repaired (since this guitar was built as a left-handed guitar, the pickguard, bridge saddle and nut are probably replacements).

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Born on October 13th 1901 in Minnesota, Frank Remley was an television personality and musician who appeared with the Phil Harris Orchestra in the 1930s (see below) and was later a regular on the Jack Benny television and radio shows and in movies such as Ma & Pa Kettle Go to Town. He is picture above (on the left) with comedian Jack Benny.

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Images and details courtesy of John Stewart

 

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