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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A2Z Mandolin #74756


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2Z
Serial 74756
Factory Order number: 11971


Very clean mandolin in excellent original condition. The A2Z variation is the most sought after of the Gibson A style round hole instruments, and for good reason. They sound great! The label is marked "A2Z". It has the inlaid pearl logo, bound top, back and fingerboard, the double thin sound hole rosettes like the A2, and the thin black line of inner binding on the top. This is a classic Loar era instrument with the sound that you expect from this period. Plays smoothly with excellent volume and tone. This is just a great sounding mandolin - an excellent demonstration of why many pickers believe the snakehead era mandolins are the best ever made by Gibson. Excellent condition with some very minor finish wear and checking. No breaks, cracks or refinish. Blonde top finish and brown back and sides. Has the adjustable truss rod. All hardware and finish is original.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • All-original parts
  • Blonde or Natural finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod
  • Arrow-end tuners


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