Gibson 1928 A4 Mandolin, Violin Sunburst, code GI110
Excellent plus condition an incredible example of a Loar period instrument.The A4 was the top of the line A style mandolin for Gibson. This one is really clean and was played in a leading mandolin orchestra for years. All solid woods with a two piece back and sides, a carved spruce top over a maple back and sides this mandolin has the beautiful voice, pearl logo and fleur di lise in the peghead, original hardware including the inlaid Handel tuners, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. Original one piece bridge. Nice big woody sound from this mandolin with good bass! Neck is straight, neck angle and frets are good.Excellent for Celtic or old time or jazz or classical. Comes with the original case.
In the year 1919, the great Loyd Loar, a sound engineer and master, began his work at Gibson Co. The instruments built during his time have become some of the most valuable and saught after in the company history. The mandolins that were produced during the “Loar Period” are known for their high quality workmanship, materials, and ornamentation.