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1912 Gibson F4 Mandolin #11051


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1910 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 11051
Factory order number unknown


Interesting F4- has a peghead inlay style ("Torch & Wire") on a 2-point body. Single-piece maple back with nice figure, beautiful finish. Blackface, raised pickguard, later adjustible bridge. Purple Loar-style case


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  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Loar-Style case with something other than an F5
  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • Black finish
  • Torch & Wire Inlay
  • Handel inlaid tuners
  • Unusual instrument


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