1925 Gibson A Junior Snakehead Mandolin
(Serial #76675 FON 11654) Loar era snakehead. Excellent condition. This was originally a Sheraton Brown top finish with dark back and sides and was refinished to natural some time ago. Not a factory refinish but not a bad job, either. Whoever did the refin knew what they were doing. The "A Junior" model was the entry level mandolin for Gibson. Even so, these are excellent instruments. They do not have body or fingerboard binding, and the truss rod is not adjustable. Then again, all Gibson mandolins prior to 1922 didn't even have truss rods. Where it counts, however - all solid woods, carved spruce top, carved birch back and sides - its the same mandolin as the higher grade versions. All hardware is original except for a reproduction Loar era bridge. Shows some playing wear but no repairs are evident. Recent professional setup. No logo on the pegheads as made by Gibson. Neck is straight and the frets are in good shape. Plays nice and has a good ringing sound. Excellent for Celtic or old-time music. Your choice of soft case or gigbag included.
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