This consignment early 1945 OOO-28 (90987) has the best of the variable features of this year with a radically tapered top brace voicing, Adirondack spruce top, and steel T-bar neck reinforcement. It has just gotten a neck reset, refret, and new bone bridge saddle. Aside from the outside pickguard crack near the waist, there are no other cracks on the guitar. Light pick wear and some dings. Funny little spot in the pickguard is either un-dissolved color pelt or a repair. The voice is complex with great volume and dynamic range. The cosmetic quality of the Adirondack spruce is astonishingly good, reminding me of those from the mid-1930s. The original Kluson tuners, with their larger gear cogs, work better than the 1943-44 versions. A fabulous example in every respect. With contemporary hardshell case. A rare find.
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