View Full Version : '24 Ajr Finish?

Dec-21-2008, 12:29am
Anyome have any commemts on the finish on this one? Just wodering if anyone else is leary.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1924-Gibson-A-Jr-Mandolin-Loar-Era-A-style_W0QQitemZ260334882338QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item260334882338&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Dec-21-2008, 1:31am
The finish does look unusual. On the other hand, it has a maple back and that's unusual too.

Dec-21-2008, 2:06pm
I would be amazed if this was NOT a refinished instrument.

Dec-21-2008, 2:32pm
Looks fine to me. Some are light-colored.

Dec-21-2008, 2:53pm
The seller is a member of the cafe that also sells in the classifieds. Contact him and I'm sure he'll give you his professional opinion on the finish.

Dec-21-2008, 4:34pm
I'd suspect the camera flash makes it look lighter. The flamey back is weird though.

Dec-21-2008, 11:39pm
Maybe I spoke too soon, but it seems that when I see a vintage instrument, and the finish jumps out in a surprising and unexpected way, it usually proves to have been redone. That said, I haven't seen everything yet. Not by a long mile. I've asked the seller for his opinion.

Dec-22-2008, 12:50am
I've played several original Ajrs that had a lighter color to them like this mandolin. It certainly could be the original finish. Come to think of it, I believe both of them were '24s as well