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Gibson K-1 Carved Top Mandocello (1912)

Gibson  K-1 Carved Top Mandocello  (1912)

Gibson K-1 Model Carved Top Mandocello (1912), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 17439, natural top, cherry stained back and sides finish, birch back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard.
 
Overall length is 38 7/16 in. (97.6 cm.), 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm.) width, and 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 5/8 in. (625 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). A bit worn but not abused, this K-1 is currently celebrating its 100th Birthday! Numerous small dings and wear areas to the (very thin) varnish, but no major loss except to the back of the neck. Hardware original except for the tailpiece base (cover is original-the original base has several broken tines) and the bridge saddles (very nice repros). Plays very well with an excallent robust sound. Overall Very Good + Condition.

Item # 5363
 
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