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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A Mandolin #72841


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 72841
Factory Order number: 11850


VGC+, snakehead peghead, adjustable truss rod, brown finish top, dark brown finish back and sides, adjustable bridge, pearl dot inlays in fretboard, tortoise plastic pickguard, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound top and soundhole, ivoroid tuner buttons, all
original except replacement white binding on back, strap button in heel, nice Loar period mandolin with fine sound, with OHSC (has makeshift replacement handle)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Sheraton Brown finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod
  • Arrow-end tuners


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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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