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Serial number FA-5015

FON: 706E

Year shipped: 1940

Headstock: Horizontal script 'Gibson' logo 

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret 

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

Hardware: Gold-plated hardware, Kluson tuners (two changed), rosewood bridge.  The tailpiece is a replacement

 

Notes: This guitar was delivered to Dave Barbour on April 2nd 1940

 

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Pictures courtesy of François Charle

 

Special thanks to André Duchossoir for additional information on this guitar

Dave Barbour & Peggy Lee

Dave Barbour and Peggy Lee