This consignment 1921 Gibson A-2 mandolin (63940) remains in nearly mint and all-original condition, with just a few signs of play. The sound is throaty and lively, making it a fine choice for classical music or for old-time string band music. The finish, celluloid pickguard, interior label, and tuner finish are remain very clean and bright. The frets show only slight wear in the lowest positions.The included original hard case remains in clean condition, with only the deteriorated interior hinge silks showing the signs of being 95 years old! A very nice mandolin in especially clean condition.