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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson H1 Mandola #78261


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1925 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 78261
Factory order number unknown


EC-, black spruce top, walnut finish birch back and sides, ivoroid-bound top, back and neck, rosewood fretboard with tdot inlays, adjustable ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved in tailpiece, tortoise plastic pickguard, neck appears to have been replace in the 1930's (no truss rod, "The Gibson" silkscreened on headstock), fine sound, with worn OHSC



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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