Gibson FDH arch top guitar, made in USA, circa 1939, no. 102 stamped to the back of the headstock, stamped John Grey & Sons to the tailpiece, sunburst finish with expected marks and blemishes for the age of the guitar, evidence of a very old pinned reset to the heel of the neck, hard case, condition: good

*Gibson FDH specials were made in limited numbers for Francis Day and Hunter (music publishers and Gibson distributors) Charing Cross Road, London. John Grey & Sons is stamped into the tailpiece, John Grey & Sons were established in Westminster in 1832, manufacturing fine banjos and guitars and were wholesale distributors of musical instruments. The company was purchased by Rose Morris & Co., pre-war and the guitar was probably sold from the premises they still occupy in Denmark Street. This guitar was brought to the attention of legendary Gibson and long serving employee Julius Belson. He concurred that the guitar was made under contract to FD & H

Estimate £2000 – 3000

Unsold (17th September 2015)