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

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
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.
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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