Gibson A-4 Mandolin, 1912, Birch & Spruce - Pre-Owned


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This sensational Gibson mandolin is over a hundred years old and still singing with all the charm and zeal that accompanied it on its first outing to the world at large. 
The red-stained carved Birch back and sides pair delightfully with the Spruce top, which has been finished in a very handsome, well played in black finish, a combination which lends itself perfectly to the now iconic, versatile and woody tone of this magnificent instrument.
This Mandolin is in great shape and comes in its original Hardshell Case. 
  • Birch back and sides with a red stain
  • Spruce top with black finish
  • Bound oval soundhole
  • Double rope pattern on either side of solid Ivoroid ring
  • Single Ivoroid binding on the body and neck
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlay
  • Elevated pickguard with a point at bridge cutout
  • Paddle-shaped peghead with Ebony veneer
  • Abalone fleur-de-lis inlay on the peghead
  • "The Gibson" logo in pearl script
  • Inlaid tuner buttons
  • One-piece compensated Ebony bridge
  • Nickel-plated tailpiece with "The Gibson" engraved


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