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Gibson A-4 Mandolin 1914 (consignment) Sold

November 5, 2012
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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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