Here’s a real sweetheart of a mandolin with an interesting history. Having left the Gibson factory in1927 as a black-faced, truss-rodded oval hole A-style with a single ivoroid-bound top and dark stained birch back & sides. In the late ‘40s or early ‘50s, it returned to Kalamazoo where the peghead was refinished and a modern Gibson logo added. Rather than follow in the footsteps of the Father of Bluegrass Music, the owner did not scratch out the new logo with a pocket knife! With the exception of a bit of discoloration to the back of the neck and the bottom edge on the treble side, this mandolin is very clean. The tailpiece cover has been replaced but the tuners are original and the frets are in immaculate condition, The entire instrument is crack free and in excellent playing condition with exceptional tone and volume at an affordable price!
$1,695.00 with original hard case included.