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1921 Gibson A Mandolin #69100


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 69100
Factory order number unknown


Excellent condition, Sheraton brown finish, very clean. This was made just prior to the snakheads and it has all of the Loar era improvments with a wider neck for more comfortable playing but also has the truss rod and the adjustable bridge. Most importantly it has the snakehead sound. The wide grain tops in the 1921-22 time frame really seem to put out the volume. This is an exceptionally responsive and loud mandolin and it will cut right through a session. Plays very easy and has an excellent woody tone as well. All hardware is original except missing the pickguard. Comes with a non-original hardshell case.


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  • Sheraton Brown finish
  • Truss rod
  • Truss rod on a paddle-shaped peghead


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