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1914 Gibson A1 Mandolin #16759


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 16759
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, completely refinished, carved spruce top with oval soundhole, half-herringbone soundhole rosettes, birch back and sides, 3-piece mahogany / ebony neck, paddle-shaped peghead with pearl "The Gibson" logo on an angle, replacement adjustable ebony bridge, "The Gibson" tailpiece, 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid top purfling, fretboard has been re-bound (white) and refretted with jumbo frets, 10" body width, 1-3/4" body depth, ~14" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, nice player! with Harptone HSC (burgundy lining)


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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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