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1920 Gibson A2 Mandolin #58384


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1920 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 58384
Factory order number unknown


Needs much work (level and dress frets, reglue loose back binding, clean glue off top where bridge was glued down at some point, replace missing tuner bushings, make new pickguard or plug holes, replace tailpiece (one tine on high E broken off, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), Sheraton brown finish, carved spruce top, birch back and rims, paddle-shaped peghead with pearl script "The Gibson" logo on an angle, 3-piece mahogany / walnut neck, ivoroid bound body, fretboard and oval soundhole, fixed ebony bridge, 20 fret ebony fingerboard pearl dot inlays, 1-1/4" nut width, ~14" scale, 10-1/8" body width, ~1-3/4" body depth, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, open back 4-in-a-line tuners with oval ivoroid buttons, pickguard broken, mis-matched tuners, much potential here, with black OHSC (red lining)


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  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • Sheraton Brown finish


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