Gibson Model A1 Mandolin - 1937

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This mandolin is a stunner in person.  The pictures really don't do it justice.  The original finish is in excellent condition with strong color and limited wear for an instrument of this era.

The top is solid, carved spruce and the back and sides are maple.  The body is 10.25" wide, indicative of an early '37, prior to a short lived change to a 11.25" body.

The neck is true and the truss rod has room for adjustment if needed.  

Frets are in remarkably good condition.  

There are no changes or repairs, no cracks, nada!

Original case included.

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Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 2% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 2lb 0.2oz
  • Body: Spruce
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
  • Frets: Original, in good shape
  • Fret count: 20
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 3/16"
  • Scale: 14"
  • Radius: Flat
  • Overall length: 26"
  • Body width, lower bout: 9.75"
  • Body width, Waist: 10.25"
  • Body width, upper bout: 8.5"
  • Body depth: 2"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .88"
  • Neck thickness at 7th fret: .98"
  • Action 1st String at 7th Fret: .040"
  • Action 5th String at 7th Fret: .050"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuners: Original
  • Case: Original
  • Notes: 

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