In the auspicious year of 1914, with the world on the brink of chaos, things were just humming along back in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The dawn of the Great War found the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company turning out some of the best mandolins they had built to date. Case in point, take a look at his lovely A-4. It sounds excellent and looks to be in all-original condition, from the inlaid Handel tuners to the finish, right down to the tailpiece cover. Playability is very good, some typical wear to the lower frets on the A and E string notwithstanding. This is easily one of the nicest examples of a 'teens A we have seen, from a desirable vintage.
Priced with original case.
- Carved spruce top w/ double, half-herringbone rosette
- Carved back
- Bound, ebony fingerboard & one-piece bridge
- Script "The Gibson" engraved headstock w/fleur-de-lis inlay
- Handel tuners w/ "bulb" string posts
- 1-3/16" nut width
- "The Gibson" tailpiece cover
- Serial No. 19710
- Original hard-shell case