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1912 Gibson F4 Mandolin #12105


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 12105
Factory Order number: 1517


Black finish, single piece back. Radiused fretboard and replacement bridge


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  • Single piece back
  • Black finish
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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