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1920 Gibson A2 Mandolin #57311


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 57311
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, Sheraton brown finish, spruce top, arched mahogany back, mahogany sides, paddle-shaped peghead, 3-piece mahogany neck, ivoroid bound body, fretboard and oval soundhole, pearl inlaid "The Gibson" logo, ebony bridge, ebony fretboard with dot inlays, tortoise plastic pickguard from same period (unusual color), 10-1/4" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, 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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