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Ultra Rare Blonde 1925 Gibson A-4 "Snakehead" Mandolin

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Here’s a wonderful sounding, extremely rare mandolin from Gibson's most desirable period - an early 1925 Loar-era A-4 “snakehead" with adjustable truss rod, original pick guard, tailpiece and rarely-seen natural finish.

This example has a highly figured rare chocolate brown one-piece maple back and natural finished spruce top that has aged to the highly desirable “pumpkin” color.

This exceptionally clean example probably has a professionally replaced fingerboard and refinished neck and headstock. Other than some pick wear, this A-4 is in great shape and plays like a dream with a slender neck.

$6500 with original hard shell case.

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