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1925 Gibson Snakehead A1 Mandolin #81355


1925 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 81355
Factory order number unknown


Black finish. Auctioned by Skinner Oct 17, 2004. Horizontal "The Gibson" on peghead


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  • Black finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape


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