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1925 Gibson A Mandolin #81653


1925 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 81653
Factory order number unknown


EC, snakehead peghead, adjustable truss rod, black finish top, dark brown finish back and sides, adjustable ebony bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN. 18-21"), "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, white-bound top and soundhole, white tuner buttons, all original, raised tortoise plastic pickguard is stamped "PAT.MAR.30,'09", silkscreened "The Gibson" goes straight
across top of headstock, very nice just-post-Loar period mandolin, with OHSC and nice padded case cover



From Elderly Instruments.
Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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