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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson Snakehead A4 Mandolin #80267


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1926 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 80267
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10595


Snakehead. Owned by Jim Watson of the Red Clay Ramblers. A Virzi (#10595) A4 that appears right at the end of the final Dec 21, 1924 Loar batch, 4 serial numbers higher than an L5. The instrument is in wonderful original condition and has a unique tone


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Dark sunburst
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod
  • 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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