Vintage 1920's Gibson A Mandolin Snakehead-loyd Loar Era-hardshell Case/key For Sale
VINTAGE 1924 GIBSON A SNAKEHEAD MANDOLINVintage 1924 Gibson A model snakehead mandolin. I believe the serial number is 77464.Carved Spruce top with Sheraton brown finish, birch back and sides, and mahogany neck with ebony fretboard. Double inlaid w/b/w soundhole ring.A great playing and sounding mandolin from the golden "Loar era" at Gibson. Widely considered the best sounding "roundhole" mandolins ever made. These mandolins are coveted for their exceptional tone and projection and this one certainly fits the bill.Featuring several innovative features such as adjustable truss rod, adjustable bridge, and slim neck profile. The snakehead headstock improves the string angle between string post and nut. These distinctive Loar era A mandolins have become highly sought after by discerning mandolin players.Shows some finish wear and case wear-please see pictures. The seam on the two piece birch back has been professionally cleated with three(3) cleats. Two of the diamond shaped cleats obscure parts of the label. The printing on the label is barely discernable. The label was removed during repair and I believe the serial number written in colored pencil underneath was 77464.One very small (1/2") crack on the treble side shoulder-please see picture 11. Some wear to the fretboard in the open chord positions. Missing the pickguard.Action at the 10 fret, where neck meets body, is 1/8".Very nice original condition. Sounds and plays extremely well.Comes with hardshell case shown in pictures. The case is in very good condition and has a key that locks it up tightly.Overall length is 25 3/4" (65.4 cm), 10 1/4" (26 cm) wide, and 1 3/4"(4.4 cm) deep measured at the side. Scale length is 14" (356 mm) and the nut is 1 1/8" (29 mm) wide. . . .Payment due within 3 days of sale end please. Shipping to the continental U.S. via UPS Ground. Shipping everywhere else via USPS Priority Mail.
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Vintage 1920's Gibson A Mandolin Snakehead-loyd Loar Era-hardshell Case/key: $1,635