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1912 Gibson F4-custom Mandolin #11606


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4-custom
Serial 11606
Factory order number unknown


10-string. Unique or custom as far as we know. The body size is somewhat between a mandolin and a mandola. Tuners have 4-on-a-plate + 1 extra on top with extra-long post. Wonderfully unique and original


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  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Black finish
  • Handel inlaid tuners
  • Unusual instrument


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