|Comments||Here’s a lovely Gibson A-4 Mandolin from 1914. This instrument is in good working order with some wear as expected on an instrument almost a century old! Tonally, it has a nice bite and lots of volume, and is lots of fun to play.|
|Serial Number||19710, built during 1914 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.|
|Pricing||$2,500 CAD with non-original case.|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard; mother of pearl dot markers. The headstock has a black finish top and back, with mother of pearl script The Gibson logo and fleur-de-lys on the front.|
|Frets||Frets show some play wear.|
|Body||Mahogany back and sides with carved spruce top. Ebony bridge. Bound Oval sound hole with ivoroid and herringbone trim. There is a small stable crack on the back.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose lacquer finish in decent shape; some wear marks. The top has a black finish, the sides a reddish tint.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original faux-tortoise pickguard and support. The tuners are replicas with the originals in the case.,|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and we will of course set the instrument up for the needs of the player.|
|Case||Later Japanese hardshell case included.|
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