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Cyber Monday Special Deal 1905 Gibson H-1 (Mandola)

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I don't know what is cyber about this but it IS cyber Monday and it is a deal.

Gibson 1905 H-1 Mandola

This is definitely not a collector's item or museum piece. But it does have the vintage sound from almost 115 years ago. I think this was a rehabilitation project some time before I got it. The back has been off, tuners have been replace (I put the Grovers on but I think the ones that came with it are not original). Tailpiece is vintage teens Gibson but not original. Refinished to protect the wood but not to pretty it up. New frets. Probably a replacement fret board. Replacement bridge is ugly but it works fine. Hand carved replacement endpin. PLENTY of mojo.

It is tough to crank the tuners, but I have the Grover bushings and will include them if you want to install them to make it easier to tune. The tuners themselves are in good shape (less than a year old). I'll send along the tuners I took off, too.

All that having been said, it is in very sound condition. No cracks - repaired or otherwise; top has not sunk; intonation good up and down the neck; neck is nearly perfectly straight - very slight relief. It plays and sounds good.

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$1200 shipped to continental US. Paypal only.

If you want a museum piece, expect to pay double or more. If you just want to play it, this is a deal. Did I say it has mojo?

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 147777
Posted: Dec 2, 2019 07:29 PM CDT

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Henry Stevens

Beaverton OR 97006
United States

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