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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson A2 Mandolin #70729


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 70729
Factory order number unknown


VGC+ except marginally refinished, carved spruce top, birch sides and carved back, paddle-shaped peghead, 3-piece mahogany neck, ivoroid-bound body, fretboard and oval soundhole, pearl inlaid "The Gibson" logo, replacement ebony adjustable bridge, truss rod, 20-fret Brazilian
rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays, replacement Gibson tailpiece cover, open-gear 4-on-a-plate tuners with oval ivoroid buttons, missing pickguard, replacement nut, 10-1/8" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, decent player, with later era SSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Refinished instrument
  • Truss rod
  • Truss rod on a paddle-shaped peghead


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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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