1918 Gibson A3 Mandolin
(47697_fon1313) Excellent minus condition, white top finish. Norman Blake has a video out where he uses one. Plays very easy and has strong volume with a very balanced sound - this would be a good session instrument. Excellent for Celtic, jazz, classical, or old-time music. Neck is straight, neck set is good, and the frets are fine. The body finish is original. There is a small top crackthat has been glued and cleated at the far edge of the bass side. This is not a stress area and should never pose a problem. All hardware is original incluing the hard to find white pickguard. Nice low action as the mandolin was just set up by luthier Richie Dotson. Here is a short video clip of this instrument played by Richie. Comes with the original hardshell case.

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