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Gibson Snakehead A4 Mandolin #81100


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 81100
Factory order number unknown


snakehead. Natural finish top. Fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" inlaid in peghead.

James Cummins


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • All-original parts
  • Adjustible Loar-style bridge
  • Superb condition
  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Unusual finish color
  • Screwed-on pickguard
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Unusual instrument


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