Gibson A-1 Snakehead (1923)
A nice Loar period mandolin with good sound, this Gibson A-1 Snakehead has a spruce top with a black finish and an oval soundhole. Appointments include a multi-ring soundhole rosette with a ivoroid center ring, a raised tortoise pickguard, an engraved tailpiece cover, and 4-on-a-plate tuners. This instrument is in very good+ condition. More Details...
Elderly Warranty: None Manufacturer's Warranty: None
- Black finished spruce top with oval soundhole
- Dark brown finished back and sides
- Maple neck with snakehead peghead
- 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays
- Adjustable ebony bridge stamped "PAT'D JAN, 18-21"
- "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover
- Ivoroid-bound body and soundhole
- Multi-ring rosette with ivoroid center ring
- 4-on-a-plate "arrowhead" tuners
- Raised tortoise plastic pickguard engraved "PAT.MAR.30.'09"
- 1-3/32" nut
- 14" scale
- Rough original hardshell case (green lining)
- VGC+ with one small repaired back crack
- SN: 74568 and F.O.N. 11914