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Year shipped: 1940

Serial Number 96204


Headstock: horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

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

Body: maple back and sides, Natural finish

Hardware: gold plated metal parts, Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons, Varitone tailpiece and original bound pearloid pickguard


Notes: This guitar has been refretted by Norio Imai; original case




full front full back head back head

Photograph courtesy of Buzzy Levine, Larkstreet Music (

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Additional pictures (below): courtesy of Laurence Wexer (