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1913 Gibson A Mandolin #15833


1913 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 15833
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except needs much work (reglue loose back/side seam, one 3" back crack, refret to straighten neck - frets are aalready very low, could use tailpiece cover and more appropriate bridge, setup, etc.), pumpkin color carved spruce top, unbound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, modern adjustable rosewood bridge, tailpiece cover missing, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, single b-w-checkerboard-w-b purfling ring around soundhole, pickguard missing, 10-1/16" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-7/32" nut width


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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