1926 Gibson H1 Mandola
camera icon 1926 Gibson H1 Mandola
(Serial No. 80061 FON 8356) Excellent condition. Mandolas are cool - they are tuned CGDA, a fifth down from a mandolin, and they have this huge resonate voice. They are excellent for giving a little bit different voice to your music by adding the deep tenor counterpoint. Excellent instrument that plays easy and has a deep woody tone. Has the slightly longer scale than a mandolin at 16 inches and the nut is 1 5/16. The H1 has a bound top and fingerboard and "The Gibson" as the pearl logo inlaid straight across in the peghead, as well as the truss rod in the neck and the adjustable bridge - all of which are Loar improvements. Neck is straight, frets are good, no top sinkage. All original finish and hardware. Tuners are correct. Just set up by my luthier Richie Dotson. Here is a short video clip of this instrument played by Richie. BTW, this is the right video - Richie had the date wrong (probably because I told him wrong). The instrument has a big deep woody sound and is easy to play. It needs nothing but your fingers on the strings! Comes with the original hardshell case.....USD $4250

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