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One of only 83 Blonde ES-300s produced in 1948, most of which were only single pickup models. Rare Blonde Finish, Carved Spruce Top, Beautifully figured Maple Back and Sides, Large Rounded Neck Profile, and Gold Hardware. The pickguard has typical celluloid crystallization but is intact.
Dating this time period of Gibsons is a little difficult especially with the original canisters on the pots making pot dating unavailable.
Being a sticker, many are ripped off or wear off over the years.
If this is the case, the only other way to date your guitar is by looking for a date ink-stamped on the side of the original box switch.