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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A2Z Mandolin #74793


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2Z
Serial 74793
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, very rare model with snakehead peghead, truss rod, natural finish, adjustable ebony bridge, ivoroid-bound fretboard with dot inlays, ivoroid-b-bound top, ivoroid-bound back, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid in
headstock, "The Gibson" engraved in tailpiece, dual b-w-b-w-b soundhole rings around around the oval soundhole, tortoise plastic pickguard, all original, with OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Blonde or Natural finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod
  • 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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