1924 Loar era Gibson black A Style "snakehead" mandolin:
A fine example of the best period of Gibson's A Style production
of their oval hole non-scroll mandolins, this one was most likely sold
new through the Blakkestad Violin Shop, a prominent music store in
the Twin Cities in the 1920's. Fine sound and playability, suitable for
any application from bluegrass to classical. When the most recent
owner acquired it 22 years ago there was a small vertical (with the
grain) crack at the nape of the neck. This was repaired at Hoffman
Guitars, Minneapolis' premier luthiery, though for pecuniary reasons
he chose not to have the repair cosmetically retouched. There have
been no issues there. A serious value in a vintage mandolin, buy it
now for $2950, shipped and insured.
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