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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A Mandolin #71120


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 71120
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except very minor crack in neck on treble side below 2nd and 3rd frets, snakehead peghead, adjustable truss rod, Sheraton brown finish top, dark brown finish back and sides, adjustable bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound top and soundhole, ivoroid tuner buttons, all original, pickguard missing, appears all original except replacement bridge top, nice Loar period mandolin, on consignment, with recent TKL HSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Sheraton Brown finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod


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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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