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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson A2 Mandolin #71598


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 71598
Factory Order number: 11777


VG-EC except one repaired back crack, Sheraton brown finish, carved spruce top, birch sides and carved back, paddle-shaped peghead, 3-piece mahogany / walnut neck joins body at 10th fret, ivoroid bound body,
fretboard and oval soundhole, black peghead overlay with script pearl "The Gibson" logo on an angle, adjustable truss rod, ebony adjustable bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN 18-21), 20-fret rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, open-gear 4-in-a-line tuners with oval ivoroid buttons, tortoise plastic pickguard, 10-1/8" body width, 1-3/4" body depth, 14" scale, 1-7/32" nut width, Loar period, with recent shaped TKL HSC (burgundy lining) (FON from Frank Ford)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Sheraton Brown finish
  • Truss rod
  • Truss rod on a paddle-shaped peghead


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