Gibson A-4 1911
A rare Gibson A-4 from 1911. At the time, the A-4 was one of the more expensive Gibson A-styles. The last photo shows the first owner with the Gibson A-4.
This over 100 year old Gibson has a carved spruce top with a birch back and sides. The headstock is finished with the classic "Fleur-de-lis" and "The Gibson" inlays. The original Handel tuners are also present. These are beautifully engraved and inlaid. Work fine, but with regular use we would recommend new tuners.
Furthermore, this antique Gibson is completely original (except for the bracket), even the tortoise "elevated finger-rest" (or pick-guard) is in a beautiful condition. These are almost always missing. The Gibson has a beautiful projection, perfect for bluegrass and other old time music.
At the headstock there is an almost invisible repaired tear, 100% in terms of structure.
Comes with an original case.