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1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin

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(Serial No. 30946 FON 11010) Excellent plus condition. The A4 was the top of the line A style mandolin for Gibson in 1917. It has the true red sunburst top finish and reddish back and sides, pearl peghead inlay and logo, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. Nice one piece back. The hardware and finish are original, including the pearl and wire inlad buttons on the Handel tuners. Nice big woody sound from this mandolin with good bass! Neck is straight, neck angle is good and the frets show very little wear. No repairs or refinish noted. Action is low and playable and it has a good ringing sound. Excellent for Celtic or old-time music. just set up by my luthier Richie Dotson. Original clean hardshell case included. ...USD $2750