1932 Gibson HG-20
From the unfathomable minds of Gibson in the 1930s, originally made as Hawaiian guitars (hence the “HG” model designation) and with four f-holes in the top (in addition to the standard round hole) and an inner “baffle” that ran parallel to the rims. This one later converted to regular style, as all of them seem to have eventually been; at 14¾” wide, it’s sort of a slightly smaller Dreadnaught. All you Gibson nuts out there know about these but have rarely seen any come on the market, and certainly not at this price. In need of some restoration, this is your ticket to Vintage Gibson fame. Bridge has suffered reptile dentistry reglue which of course didn’t work; action kinda high; edge of one F-hole chewed up a bit; finish on lower bout shows ancient wetness flaking and back a little funky there but hey, frets, tuners, pickguard, bridge, and saddle are all original. Great price too, as these routinely bring $3-4K. $1995 as is.