Gibson A-4 Mandolin Black 1913

8-String Mandolin with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson A-4 Mandolin Black 1913

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: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: "V" shape
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - 0.94" 6th - 1.00"
Fingerboard Radius: No Radius
Nut Width: 1-3/16"
Scale Length: 13 7/8"
Neck Details: Glossy mahogany neck with walnut stripe, bound ebony fingerboard, and white dot inlays. The neck has been reset.
Electronics: n/a
Pickup Measurements: n/a
Hardware: All original -string mutes have been added
Modifications/Repairs: -neck has been reset -string mutes have been added
Case Details: Hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: This mandolin has only moderate play wear for its age. The finish has scratches, dings, and light checking throughout.
Serial Number: 14294
Tech Notes: Plays well with medium action and light neck relief. There is no adjustable truss rod. The frets are tall, narrow, and show only minor signs of play wear. The serial number and appointments date this instrument to 1913.
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