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1916 Gibson H1 Mandola #31653


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 31653
Factory order number unknown


Finish is original. Tuners and tailpiece are original and the bridge is a Dan Smith Loar replica. Pickguard is missing. Huge resonant sound. It was just set up professionally so it plays like butter. Neck and frets are perfect. Theres a bit more top sinkage than I'd like to see, but it appears to be stable.


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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