Lovely hundred-and-five year-old Gibson mandolin with a very sweet tone and excellent action. Genuinely a player’s instrument in affordable, collectable form. $3800.00 plus Texas sales tax and/or shipping.
The sound offered by the three-point body is distinct from that of Gibson’s A and standard F models, characterized by a bit less volume and a more bell-like tone. As such, this instrument excels in acoustic old-timey stringband, folk, Celtic, singer-songwriter, and world music settings, while also offering a unique sound for bluegrass in a context where absolute sound pressure level is not highly prioritized.
Presently hanging for sale at Fiddler’s Green Music Shop, Austin’s premier all-acoustic instrument store and service center. Contact Ben Hodges. Ask him to play it for you over the phone, or go play it and see for yourself what this is all about.