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1929 Gibson A Mandolin #88118


1929 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1931 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 88118
Factory Order number: 135


Black face, carved spruce top with white-bound oval soundhole, dark stained back and rims, mahogany neck with large peghead, adjustable truss rod, 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 1-3/16" nut width, 14" scale, adjustable ebony bridge stamped "PAT'D JAN.18-21", nickel hardware, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, "Gibson" silkscreened headstock logo, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, missing pickguard, very nice sound, with original soft case (purple lining).


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  • Black finish
  • Silkscreen peghead logo
  • Truss rod
  • Truss rod on a paddle-shaped peghead


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