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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A2 Mandolin #74753


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 74753
Factory Order number: 11971


Instrument refinished in sunburst ca. 1950's by Gibson. Replaced tailpiece cover ("Gibson" embossed in squiggly line script). Small sections of binding missing along fingerboard (treble side) at 3d & spanning 4th and 5th frets. Finish worn off at soundhole (treble side). Outermost bwb soundhole ring worn off. Missing pickguard/replaced nut at time of refinish/endpin hole plugged. Top is double-bound (white/black)


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  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod
  • Arrow-end tuners


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