Gibson A-2 Mandolin Natural 1918

8-String Mandolin with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson A-2 Mandolin Natural 1918

Serial #44176

Description & Specs


Finish: Original

Top Material: Spruce Top

Body Material: Maple Body

Body Details: Spruce top with maple back and sides.

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard

Neck Profile: V shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st .94" 5th 1.13"

Fingerboard Radius: 20.00

Nut Width: 1-3/8"

Scale Length: 14"

Neck Details: Three piece mahogany/walnut laminate set neck with bound ebony fingerboard. This instrument appears to have been refretted.

Electronics: None

Pickup Measurements: N/A

Hardware: Tuners have been replaced. Bridge may not be original. The original pickguard has a large crack and has started to warp. It is also missing one of the mounting pins. The pickguard is included in the case.

Weight: 1 lbs 12.8 oz

Modifications / Repairs: This instrument appears to have been refretted. Tuners have been replaced. -Bridge may not be original. The original pickguard has a large crack and has started to warp. It is also missing one of the mounting pins. The pickguard is included in the case.

Case Details: Non-original MasterKraft hardshell case is structurally secure with some cosmetic wear.

Cosmetic Condition: This mandolin is in good shape for its age. -The body has dents, scratches, weather checking, some finish chips, and buckle rash. -The neck has scuffs, dents, and scratches.

Serial Number: 44176

Tech Notes: This A-2 plays well with medium/low action and light neck relief. The neck is not adjustable. The frets have some areas of play wear but they are still playing well. The serial number dates this instrument to 1918.

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