manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1910 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Factory Order number: 1339
Black. 2 point body with 3-point style torch & wire peghead inlay. This is a transitional instrument from the 3-point shape. Note that the scroll ridge has more of a "tail" to it than the later ones would, and the early fancy "Torch & Wire" inlay on the peghead. Pickguard clamp is the "chin rest" style, or earliest type.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Black finish
- Torch & Wire Inlay
- Chin rest type hardware for pickguard clamps
From John West.
John West has a great collection of Gibson mandolins, and helps organize the Wintergrass festival