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1912 Gibson H1 Mandola #11524


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1910 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 11524
Factory order number unknown


Here's a nice players instrument, good structural integrity, this instrument has been entirely oversprayed, new nut, refretted (larger wire) and has a modern adjustable ebony bridge, pumpkin arched spruce top with ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, reddish stained back and sides, ivoroid-bound 21-fret ebony fingerboard, pearl dot inlays, 1-5/16" nut width, 15-3/4" scale, nickel "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound top, pearl "The Gibson" headstock inlay, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, with period HSC (red lining)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


From Elderly Instruments.
Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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