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1941 Gibson EM-150 Mandolin (consignment) SOLD

August 6, 2013
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Comments By the 1920s, stage volumes were rising and solutions had to be found. One of the initial, and pretty successful attempts was the National resonator. However, that only goes so far and the invention of amplifiers led to major improvements, but also required either pickups on instruments or microphones everywhere.
Serial Number 3372G 32, built during 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Pricing $1,050.00 – no case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl dot position markers.
Frets Some wear on narrow frets.
Body A-style body with pickup added to the top. This particular pickup was used between 1941 and 1943, so the installation is not new. Maple back and sides, spruce top. A back brace and soundposts have been added.
Finish Original nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish, which appears to have been kept pretty clean. There are a few very old touchups, notably near the controls.
Hardware/electronics Open-gear tuners with grained, white plastic buttons. Nickel tailpiece. Electrified bridge pickup, and of course the single coil mounted in the top. Playability/ActionPlays quite well at a decently low action
Playability/Action Plays very well; speaks loudly and clearly, with lots of articulation. Bright without harshness.
Case No case, though a standard A style case would fit.


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