1963 Gibson A40 Mandolin(Serial No. 63338) Excellent condition with a tobacco sunburst finish front and a natural finish back and sides. This is a nice clean A style with F-shaped sound holes with a carved spruce top and a mahogany back and sides. Fretboard is flush with the top. Classic "Gibson" decal logo above the truss rod cover on the peghead. Bound top, unbound back and fretboard as made. All hardware and finish is original but it is missing the pickguard. Nut width is 1 3/16 binch. It plays fine with a nice comfortable action and has a decent chop, but it still sounds a bit green. Has a few nicks and dings but overall a clean mandolin. 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 a newer hard shell case.
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