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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A4 Mandolin #75909


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 75909
Factory Order number: 11897


snakehead peghead, adjustable truss rod, red sunburst carved spruce top with oval soundhole, inlaid wood rope marquetry-ivoroid-wrm soundhole rosette, reddish brown finished back and sides, mahogany neck joins body at 10th fret, 24-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, adjustable ebony bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN 18-21") "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound body, fretboard and soundhole, 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with ivoroid tuner buttons and arrowhead plates, raised tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR.30,'09", pearl script "The Gibson" peghead logo on an angle and fleur-de-lis inlay, 10-1/8" body width, 1-7/8" body depth, 14" scale, 1-1/8" nut width, nice Loar period mandolin with good sound, with black OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • All-original parts
  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Dark sunburst
  • 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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