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Year shipped: 1938

Serial number: 95739


Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' script logo with no dot on the i.

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and block inlays starting at the first fret (re-fretted). 25 3/8 inch scale

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides and bound f-holes. Natural finish

Hardware: Rosewood bridge, gold-plated hardware including a hinged L-5 trapeze tailpiece with silver centre insert and engraved with L-5 legend. Grover Imperial tuners

Notes: Repro tailpiece bracket. Has original tweed-covered Geib hardshell case.

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Images courtesy of


John Stewart


and Nino Fazio

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