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1927 Gibson A Snakehead Mandolin - $2,350

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Up for sale is a fantastic looking and sounding Gibson A Snakehead mandolin from 1927. The FON actually dates it to 1925, but it probably sat around the factory unfinished for about two years until it got a serial number in ‘27. It is about as original as they come, including the finish, tuners, pickguard, tailpiece and green-lined hardshell case. The mandolin is in great condition with only a few dings and scratches here and there on the top. The back has a decent size area of belt buckle wear, but other than that looks good. At one time before I got the mandolin, it appears that the back separated from the sides and was glued back together. This is only evident by a slight difference in where each line up with each other, but looks good now. Lastly, it does have the typical “side bending” crack on the bass side that was in all likelihood there from the factory. I’ve seen this on many snakeheads from the era. Tonally, this thing is awesome. It is loud with a strong, cutting tone that these things are known for. I would say this one has better note separation than most I’ve played and does well in any musical context you put it in. I’m asking $2,350 with buyer and seller splitting actual PayPal and shipping fees. I allow a 48 hour approval period but if returned, buyer must pay shipping both ways and PayPal fees. I doubt you’ll be returning this mandolin once you play the first chord on it, however. Sorry, lower 48 sale only. Please ask for additional pictures.

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 141673
Posted: Jul 12, 2019 11:03 AM CDT

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Eric Davis

Auburn Washington

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