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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A2Z Mandolin #76010


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2Z
Serial 76010
Factory Order number: 11934-1


VGC+, very rare model with snakehead peghead, truss rod, natural finish top, sheraton brown finished back and rims, adjustable ebony bridge stamped "PAT'D JAN 18-21", ivoroid-bound fretboard with pearl dot inlays, 1-1/8" nut width, ~13-7/8" scale, 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 (separated by a thick white plastic piece) around around the oval soundhole, 4-in-a-line open back tuners with ivoroid buttons, pickguard missing, professionally refretted, all original, with OHSC (green lining)

DB- also arrow-end tuners,


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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