1920s Gibson Pickguard Clamps
We have here three rare, very difficult to find anywhere, early Gibson pickguard clamps, from the 1910s or possibly the 1920s: two mandolin and one mando-cello or guitar. All are somewhat rusted, typical of what happened to most of these from disintegration of the nitrate plastic Gibson was using for their pickguards in those years. The arms will swing out on all three; the sliding portions are stuck, should respond to WD-40 or loosening agent of your choice. The larger clamp and one of the mandolin clamps are complete; one mandolin clamp has an end missing. $150 for all three.