1929 Gibson "Special" Mandolin
Late twenties prototype Gibson Mandolin
It's become known as "Lil Pup" and David Grisman has played it at
quite a few gigs.
Nobody we know has seen another one.
It's got the 'extra' teardrop or comma soundholes in the upper
bouts and a two point body shape. It has an F-5 fingerboard but not
elevated and it joins the body at about the eleventh fret.
14" Scale length.
At least as rare as hens teeth and it sounds great.
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