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Jan-23-2006, 4:16pm
Any ideas of what this is worth?

Gibson Mandolin
s/n: 25786
Style A


Tom C
Jan-23-2006, 4:31pm
I'd have to guess around $1200. without that screw in the back. What is it doing?

Jim Broyles
Jan-23-2006, 4:35pm
Well, it appears you have a 1916 A Model. Mandolin Archive (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/list_mandolins.pl)

This one (http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/90U-4113.htm) is getting $1450.

Jan-23-2006, 4:56pm
A4- I think not. Maybe an A1.
Sound hold trim is wrong for an A4
disclaimer- I am not an expert by any means (but I do have an A4 paddle head from 1917 or so)

Tom C
Jan-23-2006, 5:00pm
An A-4 would have a Fleur-De-lis, Handel tuners, and wine red color and different rosette around sound hole.

Jim Broyles
Jan-23-2006, 5:01pm
No expert, just a rotten detective. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Jack Roberts
Jan-23-2006, 6:22pm
I paid a lot more for an A-1 than the prices quoted here. But it had a very special sound. I paid for the sound.

Jan-23-2006, 6:51pm
I'd have to guess around $1200. without that screw in the back. What is it doing?
Hard to say from that angle, but it sure looks like a strap button to me.

Jan-24-2006, 8:19am
The screw is a button for a strap.

Jan-24-2006, 2:14pm
$1000 to $1100