Special / Sale Price - 2004 Gibson Doyle Lawson
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Exceptional and unique Doyle Lawson Signature Series model that features;
-one piece Maple back. Danny Roberts told me that Gibson only made a few DL's with the one piece back.
-Original leather Gibson case. Initially, Gibson offered the leather case with the DL model, however the cases were so nice that dealers were keeping the cases and selling the DL in a TKL or whatever, so Gibson stopped shipping the DL in the leather cases.
Specs; solid select Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona sunburst, gloss lacquer finish. Body and headstock feature 3-ply (w/b/w) bindings, single ply bound fretboard and f-holes. Gold hardware includes engraved tailpiece and etched Grover tuning gears with pearl knobs.
Also has a aftermarket Ebony armrest and tortoise style pickguard, professionally installed. Current owner removed it a couple years back, but it will be included in the sale.
Deep and woody tone with dry mid-range "pop". Very traditional sounding. Tons of sustain and volume. I owned one of these for six years and this one is more powerful. Killer bluegrass chop.
Overall, she's in excellent-plus condition with only light play wear. Superficial blemishes only, however, at one point the top sank ever so slightly from end of fretboard towards the bridge. Mandolin was sent to Gibson around eight years ago, where Danny Roberts had the bridge base replaced with a solid bridge base (no middle cut-out) and humidified the instrument which raised the top somewhat.
This mandolin belonged to a friend of mine for the past eight years, so I've seen her often. During this time, the mandolin has been properly humidified and top has stabilized without any further issue.
Trades gladly considered on this fine Gibson Signature Series, made in America mandolin.