1916 Gibson A-3 Mandolin
How sweet! And strong! In every way imaginable. This Gibson A-3 mandolin is simply gorgeous, essentially unused, and after only 101 years. Barely a scratch or a nick on it; no repairs or problems or issues of any sort on it, anywhere, ever, period, none. Frets 99% too. Action perfect, nice and low with every single note clear and LOUD. Tonally broad and wonderfully clean; have I extolled its virtues enough? Also has the abalone-inlaid Handel buttons on its tuning machines, original. It simply does not get any better than this, rarely gets anywhere near as good. Original hard shell case of course. $2495 w/ohsc.