Here's a very early Style A Lyon & Healy (serial number 64) and the symmetrical points body style with long string scale. All original parts and finish, although it looks like the top was French polished at some point to blend in the scar from the bridge being moved back (as with Gibson, it seems most Washburn/L& H mandolins were shipped with the bridges too far forward to actually play in tune up the neck with modern strings). A nice plus is the original hardshell case, and the original Vulcanite pickguard. Check the photos carefully as they give you an excellent sense of the overall condition and show the "shirt button trails" in the surface of the varnish on the back. Very little fret wear, a nice straight neck, and a wonderful big open tone that will have you questioning your allegiance to Gibson and Lloyd Loar.

stock no. 53152

ModelStyle A Mandolin
TopCarved Adirondack spruce
Back and sidescarved curly Eastern maple
Frets to body10
Nut width1 3/16"
Scale length13 3/4"
Bridge materialebony
Fretboard Materialebony
Neck materialmahogany
Electronicsnone
Serial No64
CaseOrig. Hard
Neck profilerounded V
Finishvarnish
Total frets24
Tunersoriginal