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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson A2 Mandolin #72523


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 72523
Factory order number unknown


VGC+, Sheraton brown finish, carved spruce top, birch sides and carved back, paddle-shaped peghead, 3-piece mahogany neck, ivoroid bound body, fretboard and oval soundhole, pearl inlaid "The Gibson" logo, adjustable truss rod, rosewood adjustable bridge (not original), rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, open back 4-in-a-line tuners with oval ivoroid buttons, pickguard missing, 10-3/16" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, Loar period, with OHSC


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


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