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Gibson H2 Mandola #34539


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H2
Serial 34539
Factory order number unknown


EC, red sunburst top finish, ivoroid-bound top and back, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" in pearl on headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, 4-in-a-line tuners with oval ivoroid buttons, ebony bridge, tortoise plastic raised pickguard stamped "PAT. MAR. 30 '09", top has been removed and X-braced (apparently to halt top sinkage - which is not terrible but is evident), back, sides and (possibly) back of neck oversprayed, on consignment, with OHSC



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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