View Full Version : Just bought my first mandolin.....

Feb-05-2006, 11:48pm
I am a guitar player that has madolin fever......just bought a 1924 gibson snakehead A junior....WOW. This thing has an incredible sound....all original with pickguard, cloud tailpiece, case etc. Couldn't beleive it was in as good of condition as it is for an 82 year old instrument. I'm hooked !!!! Gave $900 for it.

Snakehead Sam

Feb-06-2006, 12:22am
Welcome to the fold. And you got a pretty good deal on that mando!

Chip Booth
Feb-06-2006, 11:05am
Good deal?? That was a steal. Congrats, you are starting with a wonderful instrument, hang on to it. Keep in mind that oval hole instruments do not have the bluegrass sound, but they sound great for practically anything else (and some folks use them for bluegrass anyway, because, hey, why not?). Enjoy, and join in.


Feb-06-2006, 11:38am
Cool deal Sam, I have one too and I love it.

I don't know if you saw it but Mike Compton just sold his on Ebay for over $6000. But that one had a oodles of goodies and ephemera from the O Brother sessions and Down from the Mountain tour as well being owned by one of the coolest players ever...

I'd say you did really well for $900, hope you enjoy it.

I'm thinking about putting some waverlys on mine sometime in the near future...

Feb-06-2006, 11:58am
Nothing like starting with a '24 Gibson...

Feb-06-2006, 12:56pm

Welcome, and sweet deal you have there....