1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin
(Serial No. 32984 FON 3285) Excellent condition. The A4 was the top of the line A style mandolin for Gibson in 1917. It has the true red sunburst top finish and reddish back and sides, pearl peghead inlay and logo, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. The hardware and finish are original, including the inlaid Handel tuner buttons, which were last used in 1917. Nice big woody sound from this mandolin with good bass! Neck is straight, neck angle is good and the frets show very little wear. No repairs or refinish noted. Action is low and playable and it has a good ringing sound. Excellent for jazz, Celtic or old-time music. Original hardshell case included.

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