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1924 Gibson A Mandolin #80485


1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1926 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 80485
Factory Order number: 8430


needs work (remove back and rebrace top to reduce top sinkage, level and dress frets, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), snakehead peghead, adjustable truss rod, black finished spruce top with oval soundhole, dark brown finish back and sides, mahogany neck joins body at 10th fret, 20-fret ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, unusual silkscreened script "The Gibson" headstock logo, adjustable ebony bridge (replacement base), "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound top and soundhole, wood and ivoroid inlayed soundhole rosette, 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with with cream buttons, raised tortoise plastic pickguard engraved "PAT.MAR.30.'09" (in case), 10-1/4" body width, 1-3/4" body depth, 14" scale, 1-3/32" nut width, with black OHSC (green lining)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Black finish
  • Silkscreen peghead logo
  • Unusual inlay
  • Truss rod


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