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1917 Gibson H2 Mandola #32494


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H2
Serial 32494
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except needs much work (refret to
straighten neck, open top crack, glue loose fretboard, make/find original style bridge, loose top brace, etc. - sold AS-IS) except one very minor back crack, sunburst finish top, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" in pearl on headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, Handel inlaid tuners, pickguard, all original, with OHSC (handle missing)



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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