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    Anyone on here own Gibson A3 number 74336 ?

    This item on eBay may be of interest to you https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303852706470?ul_noapp=trueClick image for larger version. 

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    That's an interesting piece of ephemera. My A2 is about 400 below that number! I wonder if this mandolin still exists? It does not show in the archive listings.

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    That would be an A-3 I'd want! A white top with Truss Rod, slimmer neck also, that year they have the cream pickguard that has he straight edge along the board instead of the slight cut out like pre-23's-if you know what I mean? I have a 23 A-3 straight edge cream guard on my black top rescued basket case 1924 Gibson Tenor Lute that I had converted to a Mandola.

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    but. . . was it a snakehead?

    So interesting!

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    Default Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    I see 32 bucks shipping . A neat piece of Gibson though

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    Default Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    but. . . was it a snakehead?

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    Probably not, and it may not even have a slimmer neck. The serial number points to a 1924 shipping date. But we don't know the FON, which may well be from before slimmer neck/snake head time. A truss rod is possible, as Gibson started installing them in '21, which included a few A-3s.

    Telling from the top binding and inlay, aren't some of the A-2zs made up from leftover A3 parts? Not sure.

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    I'm surprised they didn't spam the title with "Loar era!"

    Actually, a pretty cool piece of "case candy" and would go a long way to creating a "back story" for an instrument with a faded or missing label.....just a thought.

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    That is a pretty high serial number for an A3 ... they disappear at the beginning of the snakehead era, don't they?
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    Default Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    I'm surprised they didn't spam the title with "Loar era!"

    Actually, a pretty cool piece of "case candy" and would go a long way to creating a "back story" for an instrument with a faded or missing label.....just a thought.
    That's a very naughty thought
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