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Vintage guitars for sale: 1953

1953 Gibson Lg2

1953 Gibson Lg2

Auburn, New York, 130**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000

1953 Gibson lg2 with a pick up installed. Hard case included. Nice piece of history that still plays well.
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National 1150 1953 Natural Jumbo Concert Vintage Acoustic Guitar

National 1150 1953 Natural Jumbo Concert Vintage Acoustic Guitar

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1250

1953 National 1150 Jumbo Acoustic
A beautiful 1950s flat top acoustic!
Jumbo sized body with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides
In the late 1940s and through to the 1950s the Chicago Musical Instrument company (CMI) owned Kay, Valco, Harmony, Gibson, Standel, Epiphone, and National. They had National start to make acoustic flat tops and used some of their builders to supply National with bodies. The most notable model being the National 1155 and 1155E which were a Gibson built ... more
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Vintage 1953 Gibson ES-175 Restoration Project clean headstock break+side repair

Vintage 1953 Gibson ES-175 Restoration Project clean headstock break+side repair

Lubbock, Texas, 794**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1850

Vintage 1953 Gibson ES-175 restoration / repair Project==A144xx serial number on white oval label, Y5091 20 FON==Obviously, it has the standard Gibson headstock break -- someone re-glued it but used very little glue, which didn't hold long, and left a pretty clean break that would glue up well (see pics)==Also (probably at the same time) a crack on the upper treble rim was repaired (pics) -- the treble rim has been resprayed from the outside of the point almost to the 1 / 4" jack hole, and the ... more
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1953 Gibson ES-140 3 / 4 scale archtop guitar

1953 Gibson ES-140 3 / 4 scale archtop guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4095

1953 Gibson ES-140, ¾ size, Tobacco Sunburst, Full body depth, P-90pickup, Comfortable to play, Light weight, Easy to get around the fingerboardon this scale length, Shows some wear and tear, Non original soft case
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1953 Fender Precision Bass

1953 Fender Precision Bass

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$31500

1953 Fender Precision Bass, Attractive Butterscotch Blondefinish, Beautifully grained Ash body, Black Guard, Stunning example, Signed byTadeo Gomez TAD 2-6-53 in the neck pocket, Fantastic feeling neck, Fabulousinstrument, Both Covers, EC, Original Brown gig bag.
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1953 Epiphone Rivoli Mandolin

1953 Epiphone Rivoli Mandolin

Spokane, Washington, 992**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

Here is a 1953 Rivoli mandolin (sn. 65982). Right now in Felix Wiedler's Unofficial New York Epiphone Registry database, there are only 27 Rivoli listed. That is amazingly few, given that the Rivoli was listed in every Epiphone catalog from 1932-1954! Btw, if you like pre-Gibson Epiphones, I cannot recommend Felix's website highly enough! As you can see in the pictures, this instrument is still in very good shape! The binding shrinkage on this one is much less than on my Adelphi (seen in another... more
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Vintage 1955 Gibson Gold Barrel Knobs Les Paul Goldtop 1954 Standard 1953 ES-175

Vintage 1955 Gibson Gold Barrel Knobs Les Paul Goldtop 1954 Standard 1953 ES-175

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$495

Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration,
A fantastic and original
Vintage Gibson 1953-1955 Gold Barrel Knob Set
This is an absolutely stunning matched set of four "short" barrel knobs
Correct for your 1953-55 Gibson Electric Guitar.
This includes the Les Paul "Standard" Goldtop as well as many ES models
Great original condition!
Priced to sell - don't miss it!
An incredibly rare part
Perfect for the restoration of your vintage Gibson
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VINTAGE 1953 NATIONAL VALCO CHICAGO 51 TUBE GUITAR AMPLIFIER

VINTAGE 1953 NATIONAL VALCO CHICAGO 51 TUBE GUITAR AMPLIFIER

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1250

VINTAGE 1953 NATIONAL VALCO CHICAGO 51 TUBE AMPLIFIER - BLUE LABEL
This particular amplifier is all original, excellent condition and in perfect working condition. The original tweed is good with just a few wear spots, original speaker, original 2 prong plug, original leather handle, features the rare blue label National metal logo. It doesn't get better than this for a 70 year old tube amp! Nice tone, and a nice crunch when volume is at max. This would be a perfect addition to your tube ... more
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Fender 1953 Deluxe 8  Blonde, single neck. Trap pickup, great condition, w / case.

Fender 1953 Deluxe 8 Blonde, single neck. Trap pickup, great condition, w / case.

Atascadero, California, 934**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1785

Fender 1953 Deluxe. 8 strings- Blonde. Non- pedal, lap guitar
Trapezoid pickup, great condition, w / case Pre-dating the Stringmaster; traps were designed and wound to accent the bass
Has rich tone and plays nicely. These early 50's Fender steel guitars are the best sounding, and looking, ask anyone who knows
The original tweed case is in good condition and will be included in the sale. Shipping to USA only. I plan to use the most reasonable cost shipping service
Time has ... more
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(6) Vintage 1953 Gibson Kluson Deluxe Slotted Tuners Screws 1950

(6) Vintage 1953 Gibson Kluson Deluxe Slotted Tuners Screws 1950's

Benicia, California, 945**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$55

vintage original 6 slotted screws.
Item condition: Grooves are in good shape, no form of oxidation.... more
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Original Vintage 1953 Gibson Dogear P90 Pickup

Original Vintage 1953 Gibson Dogear P90 Pickup

Lubbock, Texas, 794**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1100

Original Vintage 1953 Gibson Dogear P90 Pickup==With cover and screws==Tested and working, measures 8 4k ohms DC resistance==Ships worldwide==
If you are considering a purchase, please take a minute and read our feedback !!!
We strive to achieve 5 star service !! PLEASE contact us if there are ANY problems (SEE RED BELOW)!! THANKS !!
Payment within 3 days please==We pack extremely well and ship quickly as possible!
PLEASE NOTE: Normal handling time is 3 business days or less, but we ... more
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Original Vintage 1953 Gibson Keystone Single Ring No Line Kluson Tuners

Original Vintage 1953 Gibson Keystone Single Ring No Line Kluson Tuners

Lubbock, Texas, 794**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$795

Vintage 1953 Gibson Keystone Single Ring No Line Kluson Tuners==Set of (6) 3 x 3==As used on higher-end models such as the gold top Les Paul==Patent Pending==Good condition with some patina / rust, one shaft slightly bent, work smoothly==Included original screws==Ships worldwide==
If you are considering a purchase, please take a minute and read our feedback !!!
We strive to achieve 5 star service !! PLEASE contact us if there are ANY problems (SEE RED BELOW)!! THANKS !!
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1953 Epiphone Century Hollowbody Electric Sunurst w /  Hard Case

1953 Epiphone Century Hollowbody Electric Sunurst w / Hard Case

New York, 100**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2499

Vintage original 1953 Epiphone Century hollowbody electric.
Clean and all original example. Completely original with the exception of a repro pickguard
Made by the Epiphone company in New York, before they were purchased by Gibson
Original New York mini humbucker pickup sounds fantastic, super warm and punchy.
Neck is straight and plays well with a good action
Some honest signs of age and wear. Significant checking to the finish and the headstock, this is normal aging for... more
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Kay Harmony Archtop Guitar Bridge Vintage  1952 Part 1953

Kay Harmony Archtop Guitar Bridge Vintage 1952 Part 1953

Plano, Texas, 750**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$175

Rosewood construction , nickel wheels, Normal light vintage wear , string grooves are excellent , No Cracks! Nice vintage bridge. Thanks for looking
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1953 Fender Telecaster Vintage Electric Guitar Blackguard Butterscotch w /  Case

1953 Fender Telecaster Vintage Electric Guitar Blackguard Butterscotch w / Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$28000

Up for sale, a 1953 Fender Telecaster in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with a tweed thermometer case. This early "Blackguard" Telecaster has been refinished in a vintage-accurate shade of nitro lacquer Butterscotch Blonde, featuring a combination of vintage and modern electronics and hardware. Perhaps most impactful to a certain group of players, this Tele was crafted with a more slender neck than most, measuring just a hair over 1 9 / 16" at the nut with a soft ... more
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Vintage 1953 Gibson Les Paul Wiring Harness Standard Goldtop 1954 1955 Centralab

Vintage 1953 Gibson Les Paul Wiring Harness Standard Goldtop 1954 1955 Centralab

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2995

Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration,
A completely original and fantastic
Vintage Gibson 1953 - 1954 Les Paul Standard Goldtop Wiring Harness
This killer early 50's Les Paul harness is fully original and ready to ROCK, a stunning example of an early 50's Les Paul harness with IRC (international resistance company) solid shaft 500k pots, "grey tiger" caps, a "no logo" Switchcraft switch with the original amber catalin tip included (appears to be glued onto the... more
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Fender Champion Lap Steel 1953 Yellow

Fender Champion Lap Steel 1953 Yellow

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1350


This Fender Champion lap steel was made in the USA in 1953. This guitar is mostly original but the knobs, 1 pot, and the buttons on the tuners are not. The pickup is original but has been rewound. This guitar is in very good playing condition and it sounds incredible. It comes with the original soft case
If you have any questions, please message us
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1953 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent Vintage Archtop, Spruce Top & Case

1953 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent Vintage Archtop, Spruce Top & Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8500

Up for sale, a 1953 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent vintage archtop electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This stunning New York-made Epiphone Emperor is an exquisite and elegant archtop both acoustically and plugged in, retaining its original trio of New York humbuckers
Featuring an arched spruce top and figured curly maple back and sides, the Zephyr Emperor was the top of the line model in Epiphone's vintage archtop ... more
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VINTAGE GRETSCH ? ARCHTOP GUITAR TRAPEZE TAILPIECE NICKEL 1949-1953

VINTAGE GRETSCH ? ARCHTOP GUITAR TRAPEZE TAILPIECE NICKEL 1949-1953

Des Moines, Iowa, 503**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$160

Please view photographs. What you see I will send you. Thank you for looking. If you have any questions, please ask. Please be sure of what you are buying. I do not know a lot about these, please view photographs. From a long time luthier shop estate
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1953 Gibson L-5 CN with 1960s Johnny Smith Pickup - 1 of 4 shipped in 1953

1953 Gibson L-5 CN with 1960s Johnny Smith Pickup - 1 of 4 shipped in 1953

Piedmont, South Carolina, 296**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$17499

This 1953 Gibson L-5CN is one of just four shipped by Gibson that year. At the time this was the top of the line, most expensive 17-inch archtop made by Gibson, due to the cutaway and the necessity for the absolute best woods because of the natural finish. Speaking of the woods, notice the intensely flamed maple used for the back of this guitar. The top is fine grained spruce, the fretboard is ebony with block mother of pearl inlays, as is traditional for an L-5, and the neck is 3-ply flamed ... more
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Vintage 1953 Valco Chicago 51 Combo Guitar Amplifier Tan Rare

Vintage 1953 Valco Chicago 51 Combo Guitar Amplifier Tan Rare

Palo Alto, California, 943**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$900

Vintage 1953 Valco Chicago 51 Combo Amp.

A small vintage combo amp that sounds huge.

Has a super warm, thick, crunchy over drive. Similar to an old tweed Fender amp.

Great for recording or for the living room. Don't miss it
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Vintage Gibson L-50 Acoustic Archtop Guitar 1953

Vintage Gibson L-50 Acoustic Archtop Guitar 1953

Lemon Grove, California, 919**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1800

Up for sale is a vintage Gibson L50 archtop from 1953. This guitar plays great, sounds great (has a carved Spruce top). Besides many little dings and a fixed crack off the F-hole (see picture) it??s in solid, very good condition. The tuners have been replaced at some point with knock off Kluson style tuners that do the job. This guitar is easy to play and stays in good tune. Please look at the pics carefully for cosmetic condition, and if you have any questions please ask away. Also included is ... more
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VINTAGE 1953 Gretsch Synchromatic (100)

VINTAGE 1953 Gretsch Synchromatic (100)

Peekskill, New York, 105**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1195

This is a vintage 1954 Gretsch 6014-5 Synchromatic archtop acoustic with a sunburst finish. Known by this time as the Model 100, this script logo 16?? archtop has a Solid Spruce top and arched Birdseye Maple back and sides. The three-piece maple neck has a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays and a bound neck and headstock. Its tuners, stair step bridge, and harp tailpiece are all original. It is missing its pickguard, but looks great as is, revealing amazing checking in its ... more
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1953 National 1120 Dynamic Electric Arch Top a big minty Blonde Bombshell.

1953 National 1120 Dynamic Electric Arch Top a big minty Blonde Bombshell.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2495

This is a very cool & all original 1953 National 1120 Dynamic Electric Arch Top in a stunning Blonde finish from the original family. Its design was quite advanced having a killer pickup w / a deco pickgard housing its pots & old style screw on cable w / a coll set of volume & tone knobs. Its hardly been played over the last 70 years & will compliment any eclectic guitar collection. It??s Exceptionally clean overall & comes w / a decent hard case.... more
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Vintage 1953 Gibson Kluson "No Line" Tuner Set Les Paul Standard Goldtop 1955 54

Vintage 1953 Gibson Kluson "No Line" Tuner Set Les Paul Standard Goldtop 1955 54

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$895

Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration,
A completely original and fantastic
Vintage 1950's Gibson / Kluson "no-line" tuner set
Correct for your 1952-1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop
This is a very rare chance to snag a rare set of original 1950's Klusons This is a VERY clean set that has been professionally re-tipped with the best repro tuner tips in the world! The now impossible to find "Uncle Lou" tips!
All tuner casings are stamped PAT ... more
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Vintage 1953 Kay Archtop Guitar, Acoustic / Electric

Vintage 1953 Kay Archtop Guitar, Acoustic / Electric

Burlington, Iowa, 526**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$325

This vintage guitar is 71 years old. It plays well and the wood itself is solid. Action is good and the solid mahogany body creates a warm sound. Cosmetically, the guitar is covered with cracks in the cellulose finish. This is not uncommon for a guitar of this age. It also has its share of small nicks / dings. If someone wants a vintage American-made guitar that plays well but doesn't care about "age wrinkles, " this is a great choice. Also, if someone were willing to spend a little time ... more
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Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1953

Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1953

Maldon, CM9***, UNITED KINGDOM

£24995

Gibson Les Paul Goldtop 1953.
Georgeous Les Paul Goldtop from 1953. Refinished by String Surgeon, Wakefield in 1995. Serial no is correct but was restamped by String Surgeon, please see receipt
Pickup covers are original. Neck pickup is original, bridge pickup is from a mid fifties Gibson. Volume and tone knobs are original. Pots are 1960s CTS. One original cap and one 1950s original bumblebee. Original pickguard, strap buttons, capacitor with a missing leg are in guitar case, as is the ... more
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1953 Fender - Tweed Bassman 5B6 - ID 3378

1953 Fender - Tweed Bassman 5B6 - ID 3378

Emmering, 82***, GERMANY

€3881

Tweed Player
Zustand: Anständig
SerNr: 603
Gewicht: 19, 2 kg Versandklasse: Large
Vermittlungsverkauf: 11070
The Holy Fender Grail
1953er Fender Bassman "retweeded" und mit neuem Speaker
Die Trafos sind original, Potis etc. wurden mal gewechselt
Der ultimative Vintage Player mit senstionellem Sound
26 Watt
2x6L6 Power Tubes
Jensen Alnico Speaker - P15N
110 Volt
Zwischenverkauf vorbehalten
Ankauf von Sammlungen, Auflösungen, Nachlässen etc
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Framus Triumph 1953-1976 electric upright bass - gold

Framus Triumph 1953-1976 electric upright bass - gold

Berlin, 10***, GERMANY

€1290

Framus Triumph 1953-1976 electric upright bass - gold
Dieser Framus Triumph Upright Bass mit Palisander Griffbrett hat einen einzigartigen Sound (siehe / höre Video). Der benötigte Bogen welcher Kontakt zwischen Korpus und Spieler herstellt, sollte ersetzt werden, denn so wie angeboten, spielt man ihn am besten im Sitzen. Zum Bass gibt´s ein Original Gigbag
Der Bass kann nach Absprache in Berlin oder München gerne angespielt werden
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1953 Martin D-18 Acoustic and hard shell case

1953 Martin D-18 Acoustic and hard shell case

London, SW6***, UNITED KINGDOM

£10250

NEW KINGS ROAD VINTAGE GUITAR EMPORIUM ARE DELIGHTED TO
OFFER FOR SALE THIS
1953 Martin D-18 Acoustic.
Mah gany back and sides, spruce top.
Typical 50s V profile mah gany neck with a nice r sewood fingerboard.
The guitar has had a re-fret at some stage and the frets are in good condition overall
and show minimal to no sign of pitting and wear.
The fingerboard does show some pitting. R sewood bridge and bone saddle.
Single line Kluson deluxe tuners.
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1953 OAHU OZARK

1953 OAHU OZARK

L' Eremo, 10***, ITALY

$1600

1953 Oahu Ozark, white pearl body, made in Cleveland, Ohio, built in 1953 by Valco, as is.
White perloid-covered non-cutaway body with bolt on neck.
Single pickup mounted in the neckposition, the big 1-piece neck has a rosewood fretboard with dot-inlays and 19 frets in good condition.
Trapeze tailpiece and adjustable compensated bridge on wooden base, two controls mounted on the black pickguard for volume and tone, special adapter jack.
Great conditions, really fun to play, ... more
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Gretsch Duo Jet Original 1953 Script Logo

Gretsch Duo Jet Original 1953 Script Logo

Montpellier, 34***, FRANCE

€7800

Gretsch Duo Jet original from 1953 Script Logo with original case and pickups As this one has the original plastic Melitta bridge broken, so I had 2 ebony replacement bridges made by a luthier to fit in the 2 posts: one for a plain G string and one for a round wound G string. The original broken and repaired plastic bridge is included in the sale, which testifies that this is an early 1953 Duojet. There is a "Melitta" floating bridge from the 50's included as well in the sale: but I preferred to... more
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VINTAGE YACHT CLUB BANNER FLAG 1953

VINTAGE YACHT CLUB BANNER FLAG 1953

Toronto, Ontario, M3C***, CANADA

$75

VINTAGE YACHT CLUB BANNER FLAG 1953
LOW STARTING PRICE
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1953 Fender Stringmaster Triple 8 Lap Steel Guitar Console Original Case & Legs

1953 Fender Stringmaster Triple 8 Lap Steel Guitar Console Original Case & Legs

Norwich, NR14***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2450

Up for sale we have this beautiful early 1950s Fender Stringmaster Triple 8. It??s a long scale model in a very nice burst finish.

It has the original tweed case and legs, and the cloth wiring looks all original too. The case is certainly showing it??s age, with areas where the tweed and leather has worn through - but the console itself is in excellent shape with general wear as to be expected from this vintage, and all the electronics working as they should be. The legs have minor ... more
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Radiotron Designer

Radiotron Designer's Handbook 4th Edition 1953 Hard Cover

Melbourne Australia, 3***, AUSTRALIA

AU $75

Radiotron Designer's Handbook 4th Edition 1953 Hard CoverLangford Smith
Still the bible for everything Valve / Tube amplification & radio design
Book is used good conditionIn Stock for Immediate Shipment
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GIBSON ES-175 1953

GIBSON ES-175 1953

Hawthorn, 3***, AUSTRALIA

AU $12550


Very good condition Gibson ES-175 from 1953. Beautiful to play, light weight, nice neck shape. The guitar has been resprayed at some point in its life. The serial number says very late 1953. The bridge has been upgraded to a Nashville bridge. Comes with non original hardcase
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