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Year Shipped: 1939 

Serial Number: EA-5376

FON: 441 E

Headstock: Horizontal script 'Gibson' logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20-fret fingerboard with pointed end, narrow block inlays start at first fret, large neck heel

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

Hardware: Gold-plated hardware, Gold-plated Kluson Sealfast tuners with Catalin buttons, Varitone tailpiece, rosewood bridge and long pickguard

Notes: Gibson’s shipping ledger provides the following information: “September 20, 1939 to dealer Volkwein Brothers in Pittsburgh, PA.” The guitar is listed as EA-5376 with added "natrl" abbreviation for a natural finish.

 

 

EA-5376  front EA-5376  back EA-5376  head 2 EA-5376  head back EA-5376  heel

Photographs courtesy of Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars (om28.com)