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1926 Gibson Snakehead A1 Mandolin #84715


1926 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1929 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 84715
Factory order number unknown


The much revered snakehead, only made from 1923 to 1927 during the Lloyd Loar period, considered to be among the finest sounding Gibsons made. I got this one with the back a little adrift and the strap button pushed in. In repair it released years of pent up tension and split from the button hole. Its now expertly repaired and producing the sound that made the snakeheads famous. Its all origanal including pickguard which is crumbling a little in one corner, and case in good condition.

From The Acoustic Music Company


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  • Black finish
  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Truss rod


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