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1915 Gibson K2 Mandocello #224xx


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K2
Serial 224xx
Factory order number unknown


Gibson 1915 K-2 Mando-Cello, #224XX, having the fancy, individually floral inlaid in abalone and nickel silver wire Handel tuners, bearing a large fleur-de-lis headstock inlay, “The Gibson” pearl peghead logo.
It is missing its pickguard and its tailpiece cover, though we can probably find it a replacement tailpiece cover to hide its nakedness. The sound of a mando-cello is thunderous - it vibrates all of the molecules in the walls, the windows, your body, the ceiling, the floor. Tuned one octave below a mandola, that is C G D A, it is four half tones lower than a guitar, thus becoming the baritone voice of the mandolin orchestra. If becoming the most popular person at the Old Time Peckenpaugh has always been your most fervent goal, this Gibson pre-WW1 8-stringed goliath will get you there faster and keep you there longer.



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