Pre-owned (2017) This mandolin was recently released from a private collection where it was never played. Comes with original paperwork and case.
Made to commemorate their 120th Anniversary, this Gibson Custom Shop mandolin features the most intricately detailed mandolins they've ever made.
The inlay work is delicately cut from abalone, mother of pearl and silver, adorning the mandolin from top to bottom, beginning at the headstock, trailing down the ebony fretboard and ending at the tortoise shell pick guard.
The fretboard, top and back is tastefully dressed in three-ply, Ivoroid, Black, Ivoroid binding while 14k solid gold side dots add a dash of jewelry worthy of a century mark celebration.
Every detail in each of these mandolins has been carefully selected to be a testament to Gibson’s 120 years as the most accomplished mandolin makers in history.
Gibson built its reputation on great tone and performance; to maximize resonance and tone, each mandolin's top is made from book-matched red spruce and its body handcrafted from highly figured maple, giving a perfect balance of full bodied warmth and clarifying attack. As you would expect, all of Gibson's traditional, tried and proven construction methods are present, including a vintage rounded V neck profile, compound dovetail neck fit, and 2 foot compensated height adjustable ebony bridge.
This mandolin comes in a black, hard shell case lined in olive and featuring an embroidered 120th Anniversary Gibson motif and an authentic, vintage 1894 nickel coin inlaid into the back of the headstock.
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