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1912 Gibson H2 Mandola #13319


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H2
Serial 13319
Factory order number unknown


G-VGC but needs much work (repair cracked heel, poorly repaired cracked peghead has been fixed with metal and gooped up, so probably should be be redone, refret, reglue center seam of headstock, setup, etc.), black carved spruce top with oval soundhole, reddish back and side finish, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, adjustable rosewood bridge (replacement), black headstock with pearl fleur-de-lis and script "The Gibson" logo on an angle, replacement 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners, ivoroid-bound top and soundhole edge, replacement tailpiece (clamshell), fancy soundhole rosette, 11-1/8" lower bout, ~2" body depth, ~15-7/8" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, original pickguard missing (newer pickguard lightly glued on), neck appears poorly refinished, body appears decently refinished (maybe the top is only oversprayed), white neck binding is replacement, label marked "H-1" but obviously this is an H-2, no case


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  • Damaged, needs restoration
  • Black finish


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