manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1910 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Factory order number unknown
Orange finish. 3-pt., wire & torch peghead inlay.
Very nice case with hinge covers & key intact. Late 3-pointer with a teens style tailpiece (original) and clamped-on pickguard. "W. Ditman" scratched in the inside of the tailpiece cover.
Thanks to Sam C for description & photos.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Maple back
- Single piece back
- Red-lined hardshell case
- Case in very nice condition
- Superb condition
- 3-point body style
- Orange or "pumpkin" finish
- Torch & Wire Inlay
- Double clamp pickguard
From Gryphon Strings.
Frank Ford is on of the founders of Gryphon Strings. Frank is world-renowned as a master repairman and an expert on vintage mandolins. Gryphon often carries very nice vintage mandolins. Frank is also the author of Frets.com, a website well worth the visit for instrument fans, luthiers, and repairmen