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1913 Gibson A4 Mandolin #14307


1913 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 14307
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, ivoroid-bound black carved spruce top, red-stained birch sides and ivoroid-bound carved birch back, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, Handel inlaid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, ebony bridge, flared peghead, pickguard missing, with original leather case (worn)
(Frank Ford- Fingerboard cut straight across at soundhole - possible original lefty)


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  • Black finish
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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