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1921 Gibson H1 Mandola #64264


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1921 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 64264
Factory order number unknown


VGC+ except several repaired top cracks and needs work (reglue 2 open top cracks, change mandolin to mandola strings, etc.), Sheraton brown color arched spruce top with oval soundhole (top has been rebraced with 2 added interior braces to strengthen it), dark brown back and side finish, mahogany neck, 19 fret ebony fingerboard with extension, pearl dot inlays, ebony bridge, black headstock with cursive pearl "The Gibson" logo on an angle, 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound top, fretboard and soundhole edge, "The Gibson" engraved in tailpiece cover, 2 inlaid b-w-b wood rings around soundhole, 11-1/8" lower bout, ~2" body depth, ~15-5/8" scale, 1-5/16" nut width, pickguard missing, with OHSC (worn)



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