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1912 Gibson F2 Mandolin #12312


1912 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 12312
Factory Order number: 1509


fon is possibly 509. Chin rest pickguard clamp hardware, black finish, handel tuners, 3-piece neck. Earlier style scroll carving with nice sharp ridge, refretted, purple case

Dave Reiner


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  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • From the Collection of Dave Reiner
  • Black finish
  • Chin rest type hardware for pickguard clamps
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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