Gibson Trujo Style A c. 1929
Manufactured by Gibson for the Trujo Banjo Company of San Fancisco.
An extremely rare guitar, of which most dealers have seen
no more than one or two in their lifetimes, as Trujo sold mostly
banjos, and very few guitars. Conforms to description of the
Trujo Style A in Gruhn and Carter: "Similar to Kel Kroydon KK-1, S.S.
Stewart and Gibson L-2 of the period, single bound spruce top with x
pattern bracing, mahogany back and sides, 3 ply soundhole ring,
mahogany neck, 12 frets clear of body, unbound rosewood fingerboard,
dot inlay, squared off peghead painted black, inlaid perloid rectangle
approx 1 1/2" x 5/8" with Trujo stenciled in black, small painted and
carved leaf designs in upper corners of peghead, open back tuners with
white buttons, natural finish. Available 1929."