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Flamed maple back and sides, F5 style peghead with a pearl logo and crown onlay, flat rosewood fretboard with a 1 1/8 inch nut, and a newer rosewood bridge. The tuners are new/old stock 1964 Klusons double lines which are the same as the originals except for the lettering on the back of the gearbox. This is one of the best oval hole mandolins ever made by Gibson - a Loar era truss rod F2.The frets were dressed and the mandolin was just professionally set up by luthier Richie Dotson. Comes with the original brown rectangular flat hard case. The F2 was the next to the top of the line mandolin for Gibson.Original sunburst finish and hardware, Adirondack spruce top with F holes, dark stained nicely figured maple back, sides and neck, white script silkscreened "Gibson" peghead logo, clam shell tailpiece cover, amber tuning buttons, original ebony nut, fretboard and bridge. If you would like additional images of a specific instrument please email your request.It has a back brace, so according to book it is an A50. Click here for how to order and return policy information Click here for information on selling your instrument to me Click here for condition and case abbreviations Click here to return to the home page for Mandolin World Headquarters..Guitars! A31891) Excellent condition, cherry sunburst finish. This is same finish as the famous Les Paul sunburts, and like the Pauls it has fadedd to a beautiful orange color.Where it counts, however - all solid woods, carved spruce top, carved birch back and sides - its the same mandolin as the higher grade versions. At 14 1/2 inches, these are the longest scale mandolins ever made by Gibson. This one is really clean and was played in a leading mandolin orchestra for years. The A4 was the top of the line A style mandolin for Gibson in 1917. 7836) Excellent minus condition, true red sunburst finish.These were used a lot in bluegrass as not everyone could afford a F5. This has an odd stamp on the back of the peghead - its stamped "cull". The Gibson A5 has had a lot of different configurations over the years.Nice playing and sounding instrument with no issues. I would think that would mean a second of some sort, but I see no issues with the mandolin. This era A5 has the oval soundhole and the two point body shape, as used by Jethro Burns.
Looking for a good mandolin for fiddle tunes or sessions? Then again, all Gibson mandolins prior to 1922 didn't even have truss rods. Shows some playing wear but no cracks or repairs are evident. Tuners are correct type Klusons with the hexagon bushings.
Perhaps other brands of vintage mandolins are your interest. Excellent tone and volume, plays nicely as it was just set up by my luthier. Neck is straight, frets are fine, all original finish and hardware including the pickguard. If you are looking for a top notch sounding roundhole Gibson, and do not mind some honest playing wear, this is your mandolin. Nice big woody sound from this mandolin with good bass! No structural repairs and only a few of the usual nicks and dings. Nice big woody sound from this mandolin with good bass! Snakehead A models from 1923-1925 are the most sought after of the Gibson A style round hole instruments, and for good reason. This is the A4 which was the top of the line for the A style mandolins.