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    Gibson combination cabinet/workbench

    This ad appeared in a few issues of Gibson's in-house magazine "The Sounding Board Salesman" in the early 20s. Wouldn't it be great to actually find one.
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  2. Re: Article: The Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins

    My sincere apologies to everyone for the long delay. The publisher promised to have my book out Nov. 4 but as you are all probably aware it was delayed for well over a month. As of today 12/15 -...
  3. Re: When were Gibson snakehead mandolins discontinued?

    I believe they kept making A-Jr. snakeheads until 1929 or possibly early 1930.
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    Re: Lloyd Loar on Tour - February 1919

    Awesome stuff Jim. I love Loar's costume. Too funny.
  5. NEW Book - The Complete Guide to Gibson Mandolins on Amazon

    Thought I would make an announcement that my new book - The Complete Guide to Gibson Mandolins, Mandolas, Mando-Cellos and Mando-Basses is now available on Amazon for pre-orders. It should be in...
  6. Possible 1913 Gibson Mando-Bass prototype - short scale

    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewitem.asp?itemid=31961456

    This is a very interesting example of an early Style J mando-bass and possibly a prototype. Serial # 21576 would date to approx. late 1913,...
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    Re: Dual Gibson FON's

    The only consistent thing about Gibson is their inconsistency.
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    Re: Circa 1935 A-00 flat back Gibson

    Not my call but I would swap out the bridge for an adjustable and loose that strap button. Good buy at $400 IMHO
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart Ukulele

    I agree with Allen, this is not a Gibson-made SSS uke. Top appears to be Koa and Gibson never used it on any instrument. The only Gibson-made SSS ukes I've seen date to around 1930, when Gibson made...
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    Re: not a bad price for an A-jr

    Looks like the entire mandolin finish was stripped. Ug-oh-ly
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    Re: Cromwell Mandolin

    All of the "A" style Cromwells had pressed spruce tops and pressed laminate backs. And a correction to the above, the left-over EGM parts wound up being used to built the first Gibson EM-100s, not...
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    Re: Looking for info on this "Gibson"?

    Do not sell it. It's a counterfeit. The truss rod cover & tuners are a dead giveaway, not to mention plenty of other things.
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    Re: Cromwell Mandolin

    It may be below the treble-side f-hole. If not, then maybe the neck block. It's also possible it has no FON. It should be 3 numbers followed by a "C".
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    Re: Cromwell Mandolin

    I did some some checking and Gibson only made 10 Cromwell EGM Electric mandolins, including the mysterious EGM-2 "sample" shipped on 5/21/1937. There is only one entry (the last) from 7/9/1937 with...
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    Re: Cromwell Mandolin

    It's definitely a Cromwell Model EGM. The off-brand electric mandolins Gibson made in 1937 were a complete failure. They did not sell, so Gibson used all the left-over parts to make EM-125s. I would...
  16. Re: Internal dimensions of H1 or H2 Mandola Case??

    This is from Gibson's 1924 Accessories catalog:

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  17. Re: Internal dimensions of H1 or H2 Mandola Case??

    I can tell you that Gibson never listed any case dimensions in any catalog or brochure that I have. I'm 99% sure they showed an illustration of a mandola case either.
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    Re: What Model/ Year is my Gibson mandolin?

    Gibson only made the C-1 from mid-1931 to about mid-1932. I believe some of the early C-1s were left-over Kel Kroydons that got a new logo and painted-on pickguard.
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    Re: The Loar White House Photo

    I would guess that the K-5 was the prototype Gibson built sometime around Oct. 1922 which originally appeared in a Dec. 1922 issue of The Cadenza magazine.
  20. Thread: Gibson h 0 1929

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    Re: Gibson h 0 1929

    If it's stamped on the back of the peghead, than most likely it's a 3 or 4 digit number followed by "DG" or "EG" which would make it a 1938 or 1939 H-0.
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    Re: Original Purchase Order for 1920 A-2

    wow! that is very cool
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    Re: Gibson mando-bass

    Anyone know who made the tuners for Gibson's mando-basses?
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    Re: This is going to blow your mind!

    The headstock on the instrument 2nd from left is definitely not long enough for a mando-viola. I count 4 buttons on the bass side, so I'm still convinced it's an H-2 with f-holes.
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    Re: This is going to blow your mind!

    The more I look at it, the more I'm convinced that 2nd from the left is an "H-2" mandola with f-holes, even though the caption does not mention a mandolist or mandolaist (if those are real words).
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    This is going to blow your mind!

    I happened to notice this picture that was published in the February 1923 issue of The Sounding Board Salesman, Gibson's in-house dealer magazine. I did about 15 double-takes, because there are so...
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