Re: S. S. Stewart/Gibson guitars? Also Elderly's.

I own an S. S. Stewart in a natural finish that was made by Gibson in the early '30s.It was made exactally like my '31 L-2 that has gold-sparkle binding, an Argentine Gray sunburst with a 12-fret neck.On my L-2 the neck-block is stamped 97XX. On the neckblock on the S. S. Stewart it is also stamped with a 97XX. The lower bouts on both measure 14 3/4". All the other dimensions are exact including the string scale length.The S. S. Stewart also has a floating pickguard that also appears on several 13-fret rosewood L-2s and 13-fret Lucases as well. I have owned dozens and dozens of L-shaped Gibsons ( L-1s, L-2s,L-00s, Nick Lucases,etc).
In the Gruhn guide to vintage instruments it clearly states that Gibson made a version of the L-2 in '31.I have one. I will gladly send photos to anyone who wants a set...........Mystery solved...............All The Best....Neil

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