1969 Gibson A5 Mandolin
(Serial No. 562920) Gibson has used A5 as a designation for numerous styles of mandolins. This is the style known as a Two Point. This is the same style mandolin as played by the great Jethro Burns. Has an original cherry sunburst finish, highly flamed maple back, sides and neck, ebony fingerboard dot inlays and the pearl peghead Gibson logo and crown. Has the original tailpiece cover and pickguard. Tuners are correct Klusons. Frets and neck set are good and the mandolin was and set up by my luthier. Plays like silk and has a good chop. Here is a video clip of this mandolin as played by Nathan Beaumont. Must have been knocked into a mic stand as the peghead ear was knocked off and reglued, and there is a nick in the back of the peghead. Comes with the original rectangular hardshell case.
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