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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson H4 Mandola #76274


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H4
Serial 76274
Factory Order number: 11093A
Virzi Serial Number 10090


Very nice all-original Loar period Mandola with Virzi.

A story about the original owner:

I called the store and they told me that they typically deal in electric guitars and rock instruments, but that an elderly woman had brought in several instruments belonging to her parents. Her parents had been performing musicians in Oklahoma back in the 30's, and that they toured a lot. When they came across nice instruments they would buy them, maybe using them later, maybe not.

Information from Daniel Gore


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Adjustible Loar-style bridge
  • Superb condition
  • Brown, red, orange sunburst
  • Screwed-on pickguard
  • Truss rod
  • Unusual instrument
  • Virzi


From Dan Beimborn.
Dan Beimborn is the designer and operator of the Mandolin Archive. Descriptions and photographs are copyright Dan Beimborn unless otherwise indicated, and may not be reproduced without permission.

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