The A-75 model first appeared in 1934 and was quickly discontinued in 1937, making it one of the rarest Gibson mandolins ever created. With a carved spruce top with f-holes and back and sides of mahogany (another rare feature), the A-75 produces well defined tones with plenty of the ”chop” that the Bluegrass players seek, as well as even balance in all positions.
This rare treasure is in excellent condition, with minimal fret wear on its elevated fingerboard (another rare and desirable feature), a straight neck, and the mellow vintage tone of an almost 85 year old Gibson mandolin. All original hardware is present, although the pick guard has been modified slightly to perhaps accommodate a pickup. There is some finish flaking in several places on the neck, but no structural problems. Set up and ready to play. stk#8108
$2,450.00 with modern hard case included.