The Gibson A-50 is an unusual design. It has F holes and tone bar bracing like a Bluegrass instrument but fingerboard is joined to the body on the top like the old oval hole mandolins. The result is a tone distinct from either of the Gibson patterns. It's bright and clear with a little bit of punch with a chop chord. Condition is very good with the usual finish checking of an instrument that's over 60 years old. An interesting artifact of the late 1940s.

stock no. 58566

ModelA-50 Mandolin
TopSpruce
Back and sidesMaple
Nut width1 3/16"
Scale length14
Bridge materialRosewood
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
FinishLacquer
CaseHarshell
Serial NoFON # 1986 7
BracingTonebars