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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson A2 Mandolin #72929


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 72929
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, Sheraton brown finish, tortoise plastic (very dark - almost black) pickguard, truss rod, adjustable bridge, pearl "The Gibson" in headstock, ivorid-bound ebony fretboard with dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top and back, not snakehead but we've seen earlier numbers that were, all original, on consignment, with OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

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