This 1922 Gibson A-4 Mandolin is in Very Good-Condition showing only normal signs of wear & age which includes some nicks/dings/scratches throughout, slight checking of the finish, some tarnishing of the metal hardware and very minor fret wear. Tuning machines are not original. The neck is straight and the action is currently set to 2/32″ at the 12th fret, and 1/64″ at the 1st. This mandolin comes with a non-original TKL-Style archtop case which is in Good-Condition.
The condition is astounding for a played mandolin just shy of 100 years old! The serial number indicates that it was built in the latter part of 1922 as it has a truss-rod, this feature was introduced during the same time. In 1922, Lloyd Loar was building his famous F-style mandolins in the same factory and his influence was also felt on the production of other models, like this A-4.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
Serial Number: 70002
Hardshell Case Included (Non-Original)
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary