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    Pandemic plaid on plaid pajama practice on the good old Gibson. Oh, the things this instrument has seen in its 95 years. I'm the 2nd owner. I was told the original owner was known far and wide for his rousing version of Turkey in the Straw, which was a new hit when he did his weekly barn dances way back when. Always tickled to play it in his memory on his instrument.


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    Purveyor of Sunshine sgarrity's Avatar
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    First off, really nice playing. Secondly, is that a blonde A4??? Nice!

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    Both sound excellent, well played.

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    Very nice. Your mando has good tone. Hope you enjoy it for many years.

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    Really sweet. All boxes checked for me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    First off, really nice playing. Secondly, is that a blonde A4??? Nice!
    Thanks much. Indeed, rare blonde, as I found out after it found me. Thought it was some sort of one-off or something changed with different parts but then found it's twin, 1 serial number away. Exact duplicate! http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/81100
    Was told this is early 1925, post-Loar but still, the tone in the room is amazing. Wish I could put something up that wasn't recorded on a phone so you can hear.

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    Great playing there. That turkey was leaping!
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    Nice playing. Fantastic sound. Does your snake have a thin black line along the inner margin of the white top binding? It looks like it does. There has been a thread recently stating that the inner black binding is a feature only of A2Z mandos. I have a 1923 blackface A model with the black inner binding, which sounds as good as yours (Great!); there is suspicion that some A2Zs got blackface treatment because their tops were not attractive in a blonde finish. FON is 11999. What is your FON?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightmoremiles View Post
    Nice playing. Fantastic sound. Does your snake have a thin black line along the inner margin of the white top binding? It looks like it does. There has been a thread recently stating that the inner black binding is a feature only of A2Z mandos. I have a 1923 blackface A model with the black inner binding, which sounds as good as yours (Great!); there is suspicion that some A2Zs got blackface treatment because their tops were not attractive in a blonde finish. FON is 11999. What is your FON?
    Doesn't have a black line. Just binding.Click image for larger version. 

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    The 'black line' I referred to is also binding material on mine. Bad choice of words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightmoremiles View Post
    The 'black line' I referred to is also binding material on mine. Bad choice of words.
    Yea, I looked as close as poss and didn't see anything like that. Interesting though, thinking a blonde finish isn't attractive. They have more fun too!

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