In 1923, Gibson abandoned the pin trapeze bridge in favor of a standard design with a metal cross bar that anchored the strings. This 1923 L-4 also features the single floating pickguard support located near the middle of the pickguard. The pickguard design on this model is also considerably slimmer than earlier examples. Thaddeus McHugh?s patent for his truss rod design was finally granted on February 27, 1923. That may explain why this 1923 L-4 features a metal truss rod cover, which boldly calls attention to itself by contrasting with the black headstock overlay. Serial number: 71683 Top: Spruce, sunburst finish Back and sides: Birch Neck: Mahogany Fretboard: Ebony Frets: 20 Bridge/tailpiece: Ebony, nickel-plated trapeze Tuners: Open gear three-on-a-plate Waverly with engraved base plates and white plastic buttons

Year Condition Color Case
1923 Near Mint Tobbaco burst Hard


Miami Vintage Guitars Inc
Miami Vintage Guitars
305 821 0077
Hialeah, FL
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