Vintage Or Antique The Gibson Mandolin Model A Serial Number 12014 With Case
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Vintage Or Antique The Gibson Mandolin Model A Serial Number 12014 With Case:
My friend found his grandfather's mandolin. this is has the guarantee label inside from "The Gibson Mandolin - Guitar Co. Kalamazoo, Mich. U.S.A.". It has "Patented Feb. 1, '89 Patented Mar. 30, '06 Other Patents Pending". Filled in by pencil it has "Mandolin Style A Number 12014.
The mandolin has 8 strings, a silver tone tab at the end engraved "The Gibson", and a raised tortoise shell colored piece with "Patented Mar. 3" and the end is cut off where the year should have been. It is made of wood and measures 26" long, 10" wide and 1 3/4" thick. This comes in it's original case with hidden compartment holding several picks.
I am not an expert on mandolins, or any musical instrument. The strings are wire and make a pleasant sound. The wood finish has light scratching and a small piece of veneer on the bottom is missing. I can find no signs of any cracks or repairs. This mandolin had just one owner and has been in storage for many decades. I have many more pictures I can send you; and, hope I chose the correct ones for this sale. The case has scratches and needs a nice cleaning.
I will be happy to answer any questions. We do not have a reserve on this sale and no "Buy It Now" price.