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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A2 Mandolin #73352


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 73352
Factory order number unknown


EC-, adjustable truss rod, Sheraton Brown finish top, dark brown finish back and sides, adjustable ebony bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN 18-21"), "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, angled pearl "The Gibson" logo on headstock, ivoroid-bound top, back, neck and soundhole, ivoroid tuner buttons, all original, raised tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT. MAR. 30, '09", appears all original, nice Loar period mandolin, with OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

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


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