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1925 Gibson A Mandolin #82515


1925 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1928 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 82515
Factory order number unknown


VGC+ except area of repair/refinish on edge where side meets back (probably back had shrunk a little), snakehead peghead, truss rod, white-bound arched spruce top with black finish, dark-stained sides and back, ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, adjustable ebony bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard, silkscreened "The Gibson" logo straight across peghead, open back 4-in-a-line tuners with oval ivory buttons, much finish crazing - but has very nice overall look, all original, with OHSC
(replacement handle)



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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