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1921 Gibson A2 Mandolin #65870


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1921 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 65870
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10507


EC except minor repaired cracks radiating off endpin, black finish, adjustable bridge with aluminum top, Virzi tone producer #10507
installed, back has been off (different width binding) - probably to install the Virzi, and instrument *may* have been refinished at that time (mid-'20's),with OHSC

(DB - that virzi serial is closest to Loar serial 78775, which is a Nov 1924 signed F5)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Adjustible bridge with aluminum saddle
  • Unusual instrument
  • Virzi


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