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1929 Gibson A0 Mandolin #88737


1929 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1932 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A0
Serial 88737
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, paddle headstock with silkscreened script "Gibson", adjustable truss rod, ivoroid-bound carved spruce top with ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, dark brown finish, repro adjustable bridge, pickguard missing, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, one small filled screw hole in back of headstock, rare model, with OHSC (replacement handle, worn with some duct tape, and marked "WARRENS PENNSYLVANIA PLAY BOYS" on the top)


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


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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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