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1935 Gibson Ac Century Of Progress Mandolin 

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The World's Fair of 1933 was held in Chicago, Illinois under the banner of "A Century of Progress" it was a REALLY BIG DEAL. Judy Garland and the Andrews sisters performed and for the first time ever, professional Baseball held an All-Star game! 

As part of the hoopla, Gibson issued a special fancy edition of their stringed instruments called the "Century of Progress" series including the L-C guitar and the A-C mandolin, regarded as the rarest by many collectors. We are indeed fortunate to be able to offer another of these rare mandolins.

This A-C, resplendent with its pearloid peg head and fretboard, has an arch top with oval hole and interestingly, a flat back. This example is in near-pristine condition, save for a slight crack along the back center seam, cleated and repaired long ago. It plays easily and that highly desirable woody tone.

$3,600 with original case

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