Gibson A-Junior Carved Top Mandolin (1921)

Gibson  A-Junior Carved Top Mandolin  (1921)

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Item # 7233
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Gibson A-Junior Model Carved Top Mandolin (1921), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 64643, brown varnish finish, birch back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingrboard, original black hard shell case.
Overall length is 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm.), 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) wide, and 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 14 in. (356 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/16 in. (30 mm.).

This mandolin has seen a lot of use but remains an excellent player with a lively sound. The varnish back of the neck shows a decent amount of loss, which is also apparent on the sides of the body near the neck joint. The finish has dings, dents, and scrapes overall, but the top remains relatively clean.

All hardware remains original and complete, except for the tuners which are older machines but not original to the instrument. The fingerboard has been trued and refretted and this is a very good player. A nice gigging example of Gibson's plainest A Model -- as plain as can be, but still a lovely player's instrument. Complete in its original HSC. Excellent - Condition.