1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1920 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Factory order number unknown
Excellent condition with a repaired back seam. White top A-3s are not rare, exactly, but certainly not nearly as common as the other finish colors. The white top finish was only offered on the A-3 and then only between 1919 to 1923. Production volume was very low compared to the other finish colors. Nice white color to the top, showing only a little yellowing and almost no arm wear. Original finish and hardware. The aluminum top bridge was usually seen on 1921 models, but its correct for late 1920 as well. Professionally repaired back seam. Neck is straight, frets are good, and it sounds and plays great!
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Adjustible bridge with aluminum saddle
- White top finish