1922 Gibson A-4 Mandolin

1922 Gibson A-4 Mandolin

From smack in the middle of of the much-vaunted (and appropriately so) Lloyd Loar period of Gibson mandolins comes this beautiful 1922 A-4. We had it here about ten years ago and that same buyer has decided to let it go, in the same wonderful condition as when he got it from us. It is in absolutely beautiful, excellent condition with not a crack nor an issue anywhere. The finish is original and 95% there, with some expected wear on the back of the neck. The finish is that fabulous Gibson, well, I guess you could call it reddish sunburst; there’s not another look in the entire instrument world that’s quite like the reds of the mid-1920s Gibsons. The frets are original and have very little wear; the tuners are original with those striking inlaid buttons from Handel, the same people who did all of Martin’s mother-of-pearl work for the entire first half of the 20th century. One of those nutty little hooks under the tailpiece cover has had an extremely clever repair; you can’t see it without removing the cover and it functions perfectly; pickguard lost in the mists of time. The bone nut, adjustable ebony bridge and the tailpiece are all present with the original "The Gibson” script embossed tailpiece cover. Just gone over and set up right here in our own shop with a fabulous crisp action and btw, it is LOUD, a veritable cannon, with huge, clear, deep tones literally everywhere, across its entire range. It is, quite simply, one of the very best-sounding Gibson A-4 mandolins I’ve ever played, ever. Still has its original Gibson hard shell case of course. $3995 w/ohsc

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