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Gibson K2 Mandocello #12855


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K2
Serial 12855
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.


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