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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A Mandolin #72709


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 72709
Factory order number unknown


arow-end tuners, tortoiseshell celluloid back binding, snakehead, brown finish, green case


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Tortoise back binding
  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Sheraton Brown finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Arrow-end tuners


From Elderly Instruments.
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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