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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A4 Mandolin #72795


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 72795
Factory Order number: 11837


Snakehead with truss rod. Red sunburst. playing wear and capo scars on neck. 2-piece curly maple (? possibly birch ?) back. Gouge on back of peghead. Missing original tail piece cover, replaced with gold one reputed to have once belonged to Earl Scruggs. Red-lined Hardshell.

Information from Greg Davis


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod


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