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  • A nice 1930s mandolin, this Gibson A-1 features a double bound teardrop body. The carved spruce top has f-holes and a sunburst finish, and the arched maple back and sides have a nice dark natural finish. Other details include a Brazilian rosewood fretboard and a raised tortoise plastic pickguard. Plays great, lots of volume! Consignment.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • Appears to be entirely oversprayed
  • SN 1233 / written "A-1"
  • 1936
  • EC-
  • Original finish
  • A-style double bound body
  • Tone bar bracing
  • Carved spruce top with f-holes
  • Dark stained arched maple back (flamed) and sides
  • Dark stained mahogany neck joins body at 10th fret
  • "V" neck profile
  • 20 fret Brazilian flat rosewood fingerboard
  • Frets 1-6 replaced with larger wire 
  • 14" scale, 1-3/16" nut
  • Newer adjustable ebony bridge c. 1950's
  • Newer raised tortoise plastic pickguard c. 1950's
  • Black tapered peghead overlay features silkscreened script logo
  • Original tailpiece stamped "The Gibson"
  • 4-on-a-plate tuners
  • Hard shell case (blue lining)
  • Made in Kalamazoo, USA
  • Consignment

Gibson A-1 (c.1936)

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SKU: 90U-210871

Regular price
$1,750 USD
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$1,750 USD
A nice 1930s mandolin, this Gibson A-1 features a double bound teardrop body. The carved spruce top has f-holes and a sunburst finish, and the arched maple back and sides have a nice dark natural finish. Other details include a Brazilian rosewood fretboard and a raised tortoise plastic pickguard. Plays great, lots of volume! Consignment.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • Appears to be entirely oversprayed
  • SN 1233 / written "A-1"
  • 1936
  • EC-
  • Original finish
  • A-style double bound body
  • Tone bar bracing
  • Carved spruce top with f-holes
  • Dark stained arched maple back (flamed) and sides
  • Dark stained mahogany neck joins body at 10th fret
  • "V" neck profile
  • 20 fret Brazilian flat rosewood fingerboard
  • Frets 1-6 replaced with larger wire 
  • 14" scale, 1-3/16" nut
  • Newer adjustable ebony bridge c. 1950's
  • Newer raised tortoise plastic pickguard c. 1950's
  • Black tapered peghead overlay features silkscreened script logo
  • Original tailpiece stamped "The Gibson"
  • 4-on-a-plate tuners
  • Hard shell case (blue lining)
  • Made in Kalamazoo, USA
  • Consignment