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Gibson L3 Guitar #87471


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1931 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Guitar, Style L3
Serial 87471
Factory order number unknown


Red finish. Custom guitar with large oval L-4 style soundhole, only "The Gibson" straight on peghead, truss rod, early L-5 style "reverse bar" tailpiece.



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