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Gibson Model A Mandolin #23848 in Great Shape & Low Price [Pre-Owned]

Regular price $1,495.00

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Now Available This Unique Gibson Model A Mandolin #23848

It's in Great Shape and at a Low Price.  Pre-owned (of course).  Number 23848. Peghead. This mandolin spent the last few decades unplayed in humidity controlled storage.  It's as fine a Model A as we've ever got in consignment.

A Little About The Gibson Style A Mandolin

The Gibson Style “A” is a mandolin with rounded teardrop shaped body. It may have two points projecting from the body, lone on each side of the neck - but the term "A", is then further qualified as a "double cutaway A" or "Jethro style A" or "Florentine A" in this case. In the absence of further designation, vintage "A"s are understood to be of the oval hole variety, modern "A"'s of the f-hole variety.

The basic "A" and "F" model shapes were developed around the turn of the century, and have become the basis for most serious imitators since. Regular production began in the early years of the 1900's, and continued unbroken until the WWII years, and again afterwards up to the modern times. The most generally trustworthy vintage Gibsons fall into the 1900-1930 years, when the instrument was popular and many were produced.

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If this Gibson Model A Mandolin #2384 is sold, check out our available Tenor Ukulele Collection just for the heck of it.


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