1929 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1933 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Factory order number unknown
VG+ Seems like these truss rodded blackface Gibsons from 26 through 31 or so have a lot of punchy tone to them. At least the ones I've run across so far. This one has been played and taken care of but not babied. Dark maple back. Crack free top with missing pickguard. Original tuning pegs, simple "Gibson" horizontal script inlaid in the headstock. There's a hairline in each side when the neck block ends, probably there when it was shipped. Fine sounding instrument. Original hard shell case is in fair shape.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Purple-lined hardshell case
- Black finish
- Truss rod
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