manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K2
Factory Order number: 1600
Black finish. All hardware non-original; Kluson tuners; headstock repaired with putty; refretted with jumbo fretwire; back has shrunk and then was rebound without correcting the shrinkage, so the ribs overlap the binding on the back.
Categories this instrument is a member of
From Gryphon Strings.
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