About as clean and original a Gibson A model as you could hope to find. Was refretted in 1970 at Lundberg's Fretted Instruments in Berkeley. The Harptone case probably dates to around the same period. No cracks, no finish touch-up, neck is straight, pickguard almost looks new. Yes, Gibson made quite a few of these, but only about one out of a hundred or more survivors is in this condition.

stock no. 57196

ModelA, with natural top mandolin
TopAdirondack spruce
Back and sidesBirch
Frets to body10
Nut width1 3/16"
Scale length13 7/8"
Bridge materialebony
Fretboard Materialebony
Neck materialmahogany
Neck profilerounded V
Total frets20
Finishshellac varnish
Serial No18583