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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson A Mandolin #70795


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 70795
Factory Order number: 11720


Sheraton brown finish, carved spruce top with white-bound oval soundhole, birch back and rims, 20-fret ebony fingerboard, dot inlays, 1-3/16" nut width, 14" scale, adjustable rosewood bridge installed, new tailpiece and 4-on-a-plate tuners, non-original silkscreened logo, repair to back / side seam at tailblock (sides shortened slightly), finish touch-up / overspray over most of instrument, with OHSC (red lining)


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  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • Sheraton Brown finish


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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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