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1912 Gibson A1 Mandolin #12085


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 12085
Factory order number unknown


G-VGC, pumpkin (natural top), pearl "The Gibson" in headstock, pickguard missing, all original, with SSC


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


From Elderly Instruments.
Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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