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1927 Gibson Ajr Mandolin #84234


1927 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1929 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style Ajr
Serial 84234
Factory order number unknown


The "A Junior" model was the entry level mandolin for Gibson. Even so, these are excellent instruments. They do not have body or fingerboard binding, and the truss rod is not adjustable. Then again, all Gibson mandolins prior to 1922 didn't even have truss rods. Where it counts, however - all solid woods, carved spruce top, carved birch back and sides - it's the same mandolin as the higher grade versions. All hardware and finish is original. Recent professional setup. Peg head has "The Gibson" logo in small straight across silkscreened script. There's a short repaired crack on the upper bass shoulder as seen in the pics and some finish checking but that it. Neck is straight and the frets are in good shape. Plays nice and has a good ringing sound


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  • Sheraton Brown finish
  • Silkscreen peghead logo


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