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NMM 6098.  Mandola by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, Kalamazoo, 1917.
Style H-4, Artist's Model.  Serial number 33609.
Ex coll.: Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet, Minneapolis.
Purchase funds gift of Margaret Ann Everist, Sioux City, Iowa, 1997.

NMM 6098.  Mandola by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, Kalamazoo, 1917

The Style H-4 was Gibson's fanciest mandola when it was brought to market in 1910. The scroll-bodied instrument, modeled after the Style F-4 mandolin, was available until 1940. Tuned the same as a viola, this instrument was the alto voice in mandolin orchestras.


Front, Back, and Side Views

NMM 6098.  Mandola by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, Kalamazoo, 1917 Treble side of Gibson mandola Bass side of Gibson mandola Back of Gibson mandola


Front and Back of Body

Front of body of Gibson mandola Back of body of Gibson mandola


Views of Fretboard and Peghead

Fretboard Front of peghead Back of peghead


Neck Heel

Neck heel


Tailpiece and Soundhole

Tailpiece
Soundhole

Click on soundhole image above to see image of label



Pickguard

Pickguard


Pickguard Support, Bridge, and Lower End of Mandolin

Pickguard support

Bridge

Bottom of mandolin

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