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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A1 Mandolin #75213


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 75213
Factory order number unknown


EC, snakehead peghead, adjustable truss rod, black finish top, dark brown finish back and sides, adjustable ebony bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN 18-21"), "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound top, back and soundhole, ivoroid tuner buttons, all original, raised tortoise plastic pickguard, appears all original, nice Loar period mandolin, with OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • Black finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod
  • Arrow-end tuners


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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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