1956 Gibson A50 Mandolin(Serial No. v5258915) Excellent condition with a tobacco sunburst finish front and back back. This is a nice clean A style with F-shaped sound holes with a carved spruce top and a beautiful flamed maple back and sides. Fretboard is flush with the top. Classic "Gibson" decal logo above the truss rod cover on the peghead. Fully bound on top, back and fretboard. All hardware and finish is original with the exception of the tuner buttons, which were replaced as the originals were crumbling. Nut width is 1 3/16 inch. It plays fine with a nice comfortable action and has a decent chop. Has a few very minor nicks and dings as it has been played but overall a clean mandolin. No breaks, cracks or repairs noted. This model has a good bluegrass pedigree - many groups used these mandolins in bluegrass as they were much more affordable than the F-5's. Comes with the original gator print cardboard case.
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