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Flamed maple back and sides, F5 style peghead with a pearl logo and crown onlay, flat rosewood fretboard with a 1 1/8 inch nut, and a newer rosewood bridge. The tuners are new/old stock 1964 Klusons double lines which are the same as the originals except for the lettering on the back of the gearbox. This is one of the best oval hole mandolins ever made by Gibson - a Loar era truss rod F2.
The frets were dressed and the mandolin was just professionally set up by luthier Richie Dotson. Comes with the original brown rectangular flat hard case. The F2 was the next to the top of the line mandolin for Gibson.
These and many other fine vintage stringed musical instruments can often be found on this web page. As always, you have a 48 hour trial period on mail order sales of used or vintage instruments. All instruments listed below are available for sale unless marked "on hold" in the description. (Serial #6136) Excellent condition, Sheraton Brown top finish with dark back and sides. Just partially refretted and set up by my luthier Richiwe Dotson so the action is low and playable. No logo in the peghead as built, unbound fingerboard, original Gibson label inside. Bridge, tail piece and tuners are original with the fleur-di-lise backing plates and ivoriod buttons. A back crack was professionally repaired, neck is straight, frets are fine, all original finish and hardware. Has the usual nicks and dings of a mandolin used to make music for 90 years. Excellent structural condition showing some significant playing wear - because it sounds great! This is just a great sounding mandolin - an excellent demonstration of why many pickers believe the snakeheads are the best oval hole mandolins ever made by Gibson.
The selection changes frequently, and cool instruments arrive on a regular basis. Click here for a description of our "on hold" policy. Peghead is blank as made by Gibson, but it has the original Gibson label inside. All hardware and finish is original showing a little playing wear. All finish and hardware are original except missing the pickguard. No major structural issues and the finish is original. Comes with the original hardshell case, also in very clean condition.... 200 C 18) Near mint condition with a sunburst finish. EM-150 mandolins were used by Tiny Moore and Johnny Gimble on their classic recordings. Mandolin has just been set up buy my luthier so it plays right.
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It has a back brace, so according to book it is an A50. Click here for how to order and return policy information Click here for information on selling your instrument to me Click here for condition and case abbreviations Click here to return to the home page for Mandolin World Headquarters..Guitars! A31891) Excellent condition, cherry sunburst finish. This is same finish as the famous Les Paul sunburts, and like the Pauls it has fadedd to a beautiful orange color.
Perhaps a Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, or Jazzmaster is your thing. Suite 200 Brandon, FL 33511 United States of America Phone 804-937-4880 Skype ID: charlesjohnsonva Viewing/visits/try outs by appointment only My business phone hours are: Monday-Friday: am - pm East Coast time zone USA Weekends: 12 noon - pm East Coast time zone USA The following is the current "for sale or trade" list. Click on the instrument name or the small thumbnail picture beside it to see the full size picture. (Serial number 6938) Excellent minus condition showing some playing wear. Shows some playing wear as well as a few nicks and dings, but overall a nice solid mandolin. 6842) Excellent condition, Sheraton brown top finish, dark brown back and sides, bound top, back and fingerboard, pearl logo, ebony fretboard and new Loar replica bridge from Cumberland Acoustic. It has the original arrowhead plate tuners that were only used on late 19 instruments. This is a classic Loar era instrument with the sound that you expect from this period.
Or maybe you're a dedicated Gibson Les Paul or National Tricone or Duolian player. Additional digital photos are available for any item listed. I'm especially interested in a good Martin guitar or a fine Gibson mandolin; will trade up, down, or sideways for these! Sheraton Brown top finish with dark back and sides. Snakeheads are considered the best sounding of Gibson oval hole mandolins, as they ring out and punch well. No logo as made but it does have the original Gibson label inside. Excellent tone and volume, plays nicely as it was just set up by my luthier. This is a classic Loar era instrument with the sound that you expect from this period. This is just a great sounding mandolin - an excellent demonstration of why many pickers believe the snakehead era mandolins are the best ever made by Gibson. Just set up by my luthier so it plays smoothly with excellent volume and tone.
Its manufacturing date should be somewhere around 1925.
Are you looking for a vintage Martin guitar or Gibson guitar, a fine Gibson mandolin, or a good upright Kay bass? 55911) Excellent condition, Sheraton brown top finish, dark brown back and sides, bound top, back and fingerboard, pearl logo, ebony fretboard and new Loar replica bridge from Richie Dotson. Original finish with black top and a reddish back and sides, all solid woods with a two piece back and sides, spruce top, pearl logo and Fleur DI Lise in the peghead, original hardware including the inlaid Handel tuners, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. Frets were just dressed and the mandolin set up perfectly by luthier Jerry Ray. It has the true red sunburst top finish and reddish back and sides, pearl peghead inlay and logo, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. The hardware and finish are original, including the pearl and wire inlad buttons on the Handel tuners. A straight original mandolin showing some minor playing wear.