Gibson / H1 Mandola / 1906 / Stringed Instrument

This Gibson Mandola (one fifth lower than a mandolin), H1 model, is originally from 1906. This can be read from the combination of serial number (6616) and FON number (428). Based on this year, the body is completely original except for the new bridge. The body has a single repaired crack in its side, on the treble side. A floating pickguard will previously have been attached here, you can also see this from the extra screw holes that have been made on the treble side of the fingerboard. She also had a broken headstock a long time ago, which was repaired with a brass plate on the back of the headstock. Unfortunately, the original logo was also lost during this repair, which has been chicly replaced by a similar (but not 100% the same) 'The Gibson' logo. Although the neck construction, and neck itself, are original, it is difficult to say to what extent the fingerboard is still original. The frets are absolutely correct, as is the Ebony fingerboard, but a model of this age would normally have no binding or fingerboard extension on the treble side. Given the way they were installed and the condition they are in now, they do not appear to be original. Although this may read as bad news, this Mandola is very stable and very playable! Moreover, the sound is absolutely something to write home about, as it sounds beautifully deep, loud and very powerful. Naturally, the price reflects the condition of this instrument, and for this money you not only get an amazing-sounding instrument, but a real museum piece.
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
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Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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