1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
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1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H4
VGC except a couple of repaired top cracks, curly maple back and sides, top finish appears redone (nice finish sunburst), back, sides and neck nicely oversprayed, flowerpot in headstock, truss rod, adjustable bridge not original, pickguard missing, some flattening of the top, solid and plays well, with OHSC.
Even though is not signed by the famous maker, this is a fine example of a Loar-period.
This mandola sounds terrific and, once in your hands, hard to put do