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1920 Gibson A Mandolin #63496


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1921 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 63496
Factory order number unknown


VGC+, A-style, oval soundhole, carved spruce top, birch sides and carved back, 20 fret rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, clamshell tailpiece, 4-on-plate open gear tuners, paddle headstock shape, 1-3/16" nut width, ~13-7/8" scale, later decal logo, adjustable rosewood bridge and white back binding added, the top and neck have been oversprayed, the back and sides refinished, (all work appears to have been done by Gibson in the 1950's or 60's), nice player! with OHSC



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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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