Gibson A-1 Snakehead (1923)

sku: 90U-203835
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...

  • 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)
  • Consignment
  • VGC+ with one small repaired back crack
  • SN: 74568 and F.O.N. 11914