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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A Mandolin #79224


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1925 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 79224
Factory Order number: 11999


Blackface with A3-style top (white ring in middle of soundhole purfling). Label says "A", but it's got all the features of an A2 (back binding, inlaid logo).

Thanks to Norma McManus for the pictures and description


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  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Black finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod


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