View Full Version : My blonde 1925 A-4 Snakehead

Rich Michaud
Aug-03-2006, 3:29am
I recently acquired a 1925 A-4 Snakehead (#81359) with a natural finish on top and a beautiful brown back, fleur-de-lis peghead inlay, with pickguard. Great tone. I could find only one similar on Mandolin Archive. Here's some pics

Rich Michaud
Aug-03-2006, 3:30am
Here's the back of the 1925 A-4 Snakehead:

Rich Michaud
Aug-03-2006, 3:40am
Here's one with the peghead:

Aug-03-2006, 6:31am
Nice one Rich. Do you mind if I post your pictures? What is the stamp #?

Darryl Wolfe
Aug-03-2006, 10:14am
Quite unique. It also sports the brown peghead overlay seen on a few instruments of that period

Aug-03-2006, 10:25am
Yes, very cool to see that- my 81564 (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/81564) now has a sibling http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Rich Michaud
Aug-03-2006, 5:03pm
Dan, when I get home tonight I will find and post the stamp number. Yes of course you can use the photos for the Archive. If you want me to send you Jpegs directly please let me know. Rich

Rich Michaud
Aug-03-2006, 8:59pm
Dan, the batch number inside is 8560. Given me few days, and I will send some photos to you via jpeg. I am happy to finding that your mando has the same brown headstock. Not a typical mando. Rich