1919 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1918 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Factory order number unknown
Excellent condition, Sheraton Brown top finish with dark back and sides. Peghead has "The Gibson" logo inlaid in pearl. The fretboard as well as both the top and back of the body are bound in grained celluloid. All hardware and finish is original with a few minor nicks and dings, but nothing major. Missing the pickguard. Neck is straight and the frets are in good shape. Theres some finish missing at the bridge which probably indicates someone glued the bridge in place in the past and the finish came up when that bridge was removed. It now has an original bridge in place. Plays nice and has a good ringing sound. Excellent for Celtic or old-time music. Nice original hardshell case included.
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