1913 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Factory Order number: 1733
Excellent condition with no issues. The F-4 was the top of the line mandolin for Gibson in 1915. This is a rare blonde top with the reddish back and sides, spectacular flamey woods on the back and sides, one piece back, Handel inlaid tuners, pearl double flowerpot logo, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. All hardware and finish is original. Nice big woody sound from this mandolin with good bass! Neck is straight, neck angle is good and the frets show very little wear. No repairs or refinish noted.