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Serial Number: 95840

Year Shipped: 1939

FON: 10 with a dash in front of it in red ink or crayon.

Headstock: horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, block inlays start at first fret

Body: bound f-holes

Hardware: gold plated including hinged tailpiece and Grover Imperial tuners. Rosewood bridge

Notes: “This guitar was purchased new by Della Smith - later to become Della Anderson - from the Los Angeles area,” says its current owner David Johns. “She bought it from Fife and Nichols in Hollywood, CA. Her scrapbook with lots of photos and her Musicians Union lifetime card were in the case.”

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Picture courtesy of David Johns

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