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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A Mandolin #71934


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 71934
Factory order number unknown


late 1923 or early 1924 snakehead. Truss rod, adjustible bridge. pickguard, tailpiece cover, waverly tuning pegs all present. Some normal finish wear on top. Back is bound in tortoise-like material that is cracked a bit at the top.

Information from David Gandin


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  • Tortoise back binding
  • Black finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod


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