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1912 Gibson A Mandolin #11968


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 11968
Factory order number unknown


one of the early Gibsons of the "teens" design, just past the period where the "Guarantee" label replaced the Orville label. pumpkin top. Missing tailpiece cover. Pickguard is chin-rest style hardware


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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