Hey folks I need your knowledge on an early Gibson A model .
I checked the mandolinarchive but there are only very few references available to compare things.
I would like to understand if it is correct that on the very early models the necks were constructed from more than 1 piece. I just got a 1903 which to my eyes looks like the neck was repaired ( I have seen that type of repair before ). But than looking at the archive I found another A with 100% the same detail on the neck... which would indicate that it is indeed a construction detail and not a repair.
This is the one from the archive next to mine
Thanks , René