Kalamazoo Oriole mandolin 1940-42 Natural

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Bradford & Company Fine String Instruments and Fret Shop
Kansas City, MO, United States
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Oriole symbol on Kalamazoo headstock.  Made by the Gibson company 1938-1940. Fair to good condition with patched top holes, most likely from a pickup system. It also has a repaired back crack that is perfectly stable.  These mandolins were economy Gibsons with the primary difference being the lack of a truss rod.  Also, a back brace indicates that the back is laminated.  This mandolin also features X bracing as found on most Oriole models. 
  • Spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Natural finish
  • Original case
Good player with good tone and projection.  Kalamazoo mandolins were made by the Gibson Company as a more affordable instrument during the Depression years.  Kalamazoo Orioles are highly prized instruments.

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