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Very old acoustic (I think) please help!


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I’m not smart on Gibson’s but I have a feeling this will be easy for yall.

What is it? What year? What kind of condition is this in? Thanks!

Based on headstock it’s from the 30s but that doesn’t match 13416 printed in the sound hole...




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Hard to be sure, but I wonder if your FON is actually 1341G-36.  This would suggest a date of 1941.  The red pencil sequence number is indicative of a WWII-era instrument, so it could be slightly later (1943-45).  The black finish is also consistent with some models of what are called "Wartime Specials".

More info on serial numbers and FON's can be found here:  http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson.html#serial

and more info on "Specials" here: https://books.google.com/books?id=sgeZ_cISRpAC&pg=PA143&lpg=PA143&dq=gibson+%22wartime+special%22&source=bl&ots=nBtR05Tz61&sig=ACfU3U3wgxKjdVlfyqHWTuhbYkyZzDa7EQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiayuHqt9nlAhVUnp4KHXamAYkQ6AEwEHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=gibson%20%22wartime%20special%22&f=false

Also, here's a recent topic regarding a similar guitar: https://forum.gibson.com/topic/155031-need-help-identifying-ww2-gibson-from-my-grandpa/?tab=comments#comment-2019164

The condition looks pretty great to me.

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