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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson A1 Mandolin #79225


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1925 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 79225
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except overspray on sides by endpin (slight discoloration), snakehead peghead, adjustable truss rod, black finish top, dark brown finish back and sides, mahogany neck joins body at 10th fret, 20-fret ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, adjustable ebony bridge
(stamped "PAT'D JAN 18-21") (replacement bridge top), "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound top, back fretboard and soundhole, 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with ivoroid tuner buttons, raised tortoise plastic pickguard, pearl script "The Gibson" peghead logo on an angle, 10" body width, 1-3/4" body depth, 14" scale, 1-1/8" nut width, nice Loar period mandolin with good sound, with rough black OHSC



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