Re: Thinking about a Gibson A
Thanks for the advice, all - I'll be doing a bit of traveling this year and I might have the chance to stop at several dealers with used and vintage stock, so now I have an idea of what I want to look for. I wouldn't buy one without the chance to play a couple and make sure the sound appeals to me.
Is there a reference/history publication for background info on the instruments and info on years, models, serial numbers?
1918 Gibson A, "Lillian";
1940s (?) Kay A style f hole - currently down for a refret and fretboard re-profile, my first attempts (with guidance) at lutherie.
1981 Washburn M7SN (2 point);
2011 Eastman 504, "Belle";
2012 Lafferty mahogany octave mandolin;
2012 Emando (Saga), "Hank"
1 husband, 2 dogs, 4 chickens.