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Late 1928 Gibson TG-1 (small body form)

Price: Sold



This great sounding very late 1928 Gibson TG-1 (FON 9215) was one of the last Gibson guitars of that year. The small body style (12 5/8″ lower bout, 17 1/8″ body length) gives a 15 fret body joint and a loud, bright, penetrating voice that is not unlike the banjo style tenors that it was replacing in jazz bands. Medium-fine grain Adirondack spruce top, Honduras Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Original “pancake” tuners, Original nut and frets, Original raised finger rest, Original “bi-level” Brazilian rosewood bridge, with mixed set of pins, Original endpin, Excellent neck angle and bridge saddle height. There is one repaired crack on the top at the widest part of the bass side lower bout. Some pick marking on the bass side of the soundhole and fingerboard extension. Assorted small body and neck dings, light belt buckle rash from standing play. An excellent sounding guitar for string band or light acoustic jazz play. Wit the original hardshell case that shows a little damage from damp garage storage. No mildew smell, though. A particularly fine sounding example.

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