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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson A3 Mandolin #70457


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Serial 70457
Factory order number unknown


condition abbreviations VG-EC, ivory white finished top, some arm wear at edge of bass bout and finish scratches at pickguard mount, normal back of the neck play wear, overall a very clean mandolin, carved spruce top with oval soundhole, red mahogany finished birch back and sides, 2-piece mahogany neck with repaired seam crack, ivoroid-bound 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 1-1/4" nut width, 14" scale length, repro ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved nickel tailpiece cover, ivoroid pickguard and body binding, pearl "The Gibson" logo and fancy inlay (some finish wear on front), paper label very clean and legible, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, on consignment, with OHSC


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  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • White top finish
  • Truss rod


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