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  • Historic Loar-era Gibson mandolin. This A-style mando has a Sheraton brown finish, spruce top, birch back and sides, and oval soundhole. Features include mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and snakehead  peghead. Very playable, big sound! With newer hard shell case. Made in USA.
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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
  • Minor crack under pickguard 11th to 15th frets
  • 2 small cracks back edge at endpin
  • SN 72422 /  FON 11782
  • 1923
  • VGC+ (small area of binding repair on back with overspray)
  • A-style body, carved top and back
  • Sheraton brown finish on bound spruce top (10-1/8" lower bout)
  • Bound oval soundhole with 2 ring rosette
  • Tortoise bound birch back and sides
  • 1 piece mahogany neck
  • 20 ebony flat fretboard with pearl dot inlays (newer gold frets)
  • 1-7/32" nut, 14" scale
  • "V" neck profile
  • Truss rod
  • Adjustable ebony bridge
  • Raised tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR,30,'09"
  • "The Gibson" stamped tailpiece cover
  • Snakehead headstock is plain with no logo
  • 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Wood armrest in case
  • Newer hard shell case (navy blue lining) 
  • Built in Kalamazoo, USA

Gibson A Snakehead Mandolin (1923)

Expert Setup
Intl. Fees
Used

SKU: 90U-210880

Regular price
$2,500 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$2,500 USD
Historic Loar-era Gibson mandolin. This A-style mando has a Sheraton brown finish, spruce top, birch back and sides, and oval soundhole. Features include mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and snakehead  peghead. Very playable, big sound! With newer hard shell case. Made in USA.
More Details

More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • Minor crack under pickguard 11th to 15th frets
  • 2 small cracks back edge at endpin
  • SN 72422 /  FON 11782
  • 1923
  • VGC+ (small area of binding repair on back with overspray)
  • A-style body, carved top and back
  • Sheraton brown finish on bound spruce top (10-1/8" lower bout)
  • Bound oval soundhole with 2 ring rosette
  • Tortoise bound birch back and sides
  • 1 piece mahogany neck
  • 20 ebony flat fretboard with pearl dot inlays (newer gold frets)
  • 1-7/32" nut, 14" scale
  • "V" neck profile
  • Truss rod
  • Adjustable ebony bridge
  • Raised tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR,30,'09"
  • "The Gibson" stamped tailpiece cover
  • Snakehead headstock is plain with no logo
  • 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Wood armrest in case
  • Newer hard shell case (navy blue lining) 
  • Built in Kalamazoo, USA