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1919 Gibson H1 Mandola #47311


1919 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1918 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 47311
Factory order number unknown


This H1 is in good condition, all original, a little top sinking around the bridge but I suspect its been there longer than I've been wearing trousers. If any instrument I've ever heard deserves to be described as mellow this is it, only vintage Gibson 'dolas have this kind of sound and this one has it in bucket loads.

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From Dan Beimborn.
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