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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson A4 Mandolin #71216


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 71216
Factory order number unknown


ReExcellent plus condition, red sunburst finish, very clean. Has a truss rod in the neck with the original nickle silver truss rod cover, used only on 1922 instruments. This is the last year before the snakeheads and you get the best of both styles - the wider fingerboard of the paddle peghead neck but also has the truss rod and most importantly they have the sound of the snakeheads. You get all of the Loar era improvments with a wider neck for more comfortable playing. Plays very easy and has strong volume with a very balanced sound. There are three small holes in the original pickguard, probably for mounting a long gone pickup. All hardware is original and it comes with the original hardshell case.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Brown, red, orange sunburst
  • Truss rod
  • Nickel silver truss rod cover
  • Truss rod on a paddle-shaped peghead


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