1920 Gibson A3 Mandolin


(Serial No. 53827) 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. Very little playing wear - this is a clean mandolin. It does not even have the usual wear to the top edge. Neck is straight, neck set is good, and the frets are fine. The body finish is original. The only repair noted is an endpin crack in the sides that has been professionally repaired. All hardware is original including the hard to find white pickguard. Just set up by my local luthier Jerry Ray so it plays very easy. Comes with the original hardshell case.

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