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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson Ajr Mandolin #75809


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style Ajr
Serial 75809
Factory Order number: 11044


EC-, black-bound oval soundhole, carved spruce top, birch sides and carved back, 20 fret rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays, clamshell tailpiece, 4-on-plate open gear tuners, snakehead headstock, 1-1/8" nut width, ~14" scale length, ebony bridge, brown finish, elevated tortoise plastic pickguard, with end-loading SSC (very worn)

Update from Ken Kallaur: Stamp Number: 11044 with possibly another number at the end or it could be a spot Case: Case is no longer with the Mandolin. I was given a new hardshell case when I purchased this Mandolin From Spruce Tree Music in Madison Wisconsin, about two months ago. This mandolin now resides with me in Grafton, WI.



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