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Serial Number: 95865

Year Shipped: 1939

FON: 139 D – 1 (or could be 189 D. The -1 is in red pencil)

Headstock: horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

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

Body: Parallel-braced top, bound f-holes

Hardware: gold plated including hinged tailpiece and Grover Imperial tuners


Picture courtesy of John G Stewart Fine Guitars (


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