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Gibson A-9 Mandolin
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The A-9 Mandolin from Gibson's Original Acoustic Instruments division brings the concept of the most affordable hand-crafted mandolin to Gibson Acous...Click To Read More About This Product
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The A-9 Mandolin from Gibson's Original Acoustic Instruments division brings the concept of the most affordable hand-crafted mandolin to Gibson Acoustic's A-style mandolin line.
OAI's scroll-body F-9 model, introduced in January 2002, was not only a commercial success--it also generated numerous requests for a similar model in the A-style line, which features a symmetrical, pear-shaped body.
The A-9 mandolin has a Sitka spruce top and eastern hard maple back, sides and neck; top bound black binding; nickel plated hardware; a Gibson script headstock inlay; and satin vintage brown finish. The hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, hand-tuned tone chamber and micro thin finish assure a rich, powerful sound that is characteristic of higher-end mandolins. The A-body style is comfortable to play and allows easy access up the mandolin's neck.
- Construction: Spruce top, Figured Maple neck, back and sides
- Tone Bar: Tuned Parallel
- Fingerboard Inlay: Ebony extended / abbreviated
- Headstock Inlay: Gibson Script
- Binding: Top Bound Black
- Hardware: Nickel Plate
- Color: Satin Vintage Brown burst
- Finish: Satin
- Case: Travelite
- Top: Spruce/ Tap tuned
- Top Binding: Black
- Soundhole: Unbound F-holes
- Back: Figured maple
- Back Binding: no
- Sides: Figured maple
- Neck: Figured maple
- Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Nut: Bone
- Bridge: Adjustable/Ebony
- Strings: medium gauge
- Tailpiece: Nickel
- Tuning Keys: Nickel Grovers
- Pickguard: no
- Truss Rod: Single Action
- Paint: Brown burst