Vintage 1941 Gibson A-1 Mandolin Sunburst Finish


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What makes this mandolin special: Dynamite player with a loud, powerful tone thanks to the absolutely gorgeous red spruce top.  Simple yet exquisite with lots of charm & a superb vintage vibe.  Professionally set up by our luthier so it plays & sounds fantastic!

Cosmetic Condition:  Great shape for its age with light play wear - minor nicks, dents & dings; surface scratches, mild buckle rash & some finish wear on the back of the neck.  No cracks or breaks.  The previous owner painted the back & sides of the headstock with black paint, perhaps to touch up some finish wear.  Overall the mandolin has a great look to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck:  V-shaped mahogany neck with cream side-dots.  Dark rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays.  Frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them.  Strip tuners are in good working condition.  1 3/16" nut width; 14" scale length.

Body:  Double-bound, A-style body with dual F-holes.  Solid red spruce top in sunburst finish.  Nickel tailpiece with compensated rosewood bridge.  Tortoise pickguard shows a small spot of deterioration, but overall is in great shape.  Maple back & sides with some pretty variegation in the wood.  Mandolin weighs 1 lbs 13.6 oz.

Case:  Original two-tone brown chipboard case included.