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  • Natural finish
  • X-braced spruce top with tortoise plastic binding
  • Curly maple back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ivoroid-bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard and pearl dot inlays (no truss rod)
  • 24 frets
  • Black peghead face with silkscreened logo and orange/silver "Oriole" 
  • Clamshell tailpiece
  • 1-7/32" nut
  • ~14" scale
  • Built by Gibson 
  • Earlier F-style hardshell case
  • VG-EC except could use work (refret, repair one open seam, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 2153F 53

Kalamazoo KMN-12 Oriole A Model (1942)

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SKU: 90U-200715

Regular price
$600.00 USD
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$600.00 USD
Built by Gibson, this Kalamazoo KMN-12 Oriole A model mandolin has a spruce top with x-bracing, f-holes, and tortoise plastic binding. The back and sides are curly maple, and the mahogany neck is topped with a bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. This mandolin needs some work (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but otherwise it’s in very good-excellent condition.
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  • Natural finish
  • X-braced spruce top with tortoise plastic binding
  • Curly maple back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ivoroid-bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard and pearl dot inlays (no truss rod)
  • 24 frets
  • Black peghead face with silkscreened logo and orange/silver "Oriole" 
  • Clamshell tailpiece
  • 1-7/32" nut
  • ~14" scale
  • Built by Gibson 
  • Earlier F-style hardshell case
  • VG-EC except could use work (refret, repair one open seam, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 2153F 53