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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson H2 Mandola #71983


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H2
Serial 71983
Factory order number unknown


EC except one repaired top crack, red sunburst carved spruce top, dark-stained maple sides and carved back, abalone fleur-de-lis and pearl "The Gibson" inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound rosewood (?) fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top and back, very dark tortoise plastic pickguard, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, truss rod, adjustable ebony bridge, appears all original except completely refinished (looks like by Gibson in the 1960's) and back binding replaced, rare model, Loar period, with OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Brown, red, orange sunburst
  • Truss rod
  • Truss rod on a paddle-shaped peghead


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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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