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Year shipped: 1944

Serial number: 97986 (3rd digit could be an 8)

FON: 7621 H7 (the 7 is written in red ink and the 2 is faint)


Headstock: Horizontal 'Gibson' script logo with no dot on the ‘i’ and gold-plated Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and block inlays starting at the first fret

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

Hardware: Gold-plated hardware including a Varitone L-5 tailpiece. Reproduction pickguard


Notes: The guitar has been refretted








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Pictures courtesy of Chris Miano (General Manager, Tall Toad Music)